bear Gillian McClure’s career as an author and illustrator spans four decades. Her books have been translated into many different languages and Selkie, published originally by Random House, won the US Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Books.

Selkie has been re-printed by Troika Books.

Some of her picture books, like Tom Finger, published by Bloomsbury, have been inspired by fairy tales; timeless and placeless yet relevant to children today.

Gillian uses her stories and illustrations to inspire children and students to write and illustrate their own books. Go to her Visits page for more information about her workshops and talks in schools and read about The Wishing Eel a published book that year 2 Primary School pupils helped create during one of Gillian’s residencies.