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James John Mayhew (born 1964 in Stamford, Lincolnshire) is a well known English illustrator and author of children's books.

Brought up in Blundeston, Suffolk, on leaving school Mayhew studied art at Lowestoft School of Art from 1982 to 1984, and then illustration at Maidstone College of Art, graduating BA in 1987 with first class honours. He has illustrated over 50 books including 20 titles of which he is also the author .

His first published work was "Katie's Picture Show" (1989), beginning a long running series about a girl who explores famous paintings by climbing inside them. Many of his books have a cultural agenda - either art, ballet, opera or literature.

In 1994 he received The New York Times Award for one of the ten best illustrated books of the year for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams, written by Jenny Koralek. Mayhew's books have been published all over the world, including Japan, China, Korea, Germany, France, Greece, Estonia, Spain, Scandinavia and America. He has exhibited his work in Hertfordshire, Cambridge, London, Paris and New York.[1]

He is also the illustrator of the Mouse and Mole books, animated for television in the 1990's, with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers.

Having a great interest in Russian opera, Mayhew has illustrated a number of programmes for the Kirov Opera in St Petersburg, and in 1998 was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera in New York to design a series of tee-shirts for the Kirov's season there. Also a storyteller, he has devised and performed in concerts for children, incorporating live music, narration and live illustration, including "Peter and the Wolf","The Firebird" and "Pictures at an Exhibition". He has also participated in promenade performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Mayhew also teaches Children's Book Illustration to M.A. students at Anglia Ruskin University, and has taught on courses at the Arvon Foundation.[2]

Mayhew lives in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.

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Total Books: 117
2017 - Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop [Ella Bella Ballerina Series] (Hardcover)
The Magic Sword
2016 - The Magic Sword [Early Reader] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444015737
ISBN-10: 1444015737
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie Katie's London Christmas
2016 - Katie Katie's London Christmas (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408326428
ISBN-10: 1408326426
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie and the Bathers
2016 - Katie and the Bathers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408331897
ISBN-10: 1408331896
Genre: Children's Books
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Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream
2015 - Ella Bella Ballerina and a Midsummer Night's Dream [Ella Bella Ballerina Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780764167973
ISBN-10: 0764167979
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie and the British Artists
2015 - Katie and the British Artists (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408331903
ISBN-10: 140833190X
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie and the Waterlily Pond
2015 - Katie and the Waterlily Pond (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408332450
ISBN-10: 1408332450
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie and the Starry Night
2015 - Katie and the Starry Night (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408332436
ISBN-10: 1408332434
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie's London Christmas
2014 - Katie's London Christmas (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781408326411
ISBN-10: 1408326418
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie's Picture Show
2014 - Katie's Picture Show (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408336052
ISBN-10: 1408336057
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Katie in Scotland
2014 - Katie in Scotland (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408332412
ISBN-10: 1408332418
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie in London
2014 - Katie in London (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408331934
ISBN-10: 1408331934
Genre: Children's Books
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Miranda the Castaway
2014 - Miranda the Castaway [Early Reader] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781444014204
ISBN-10: 144401420X
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
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Katie and the Sunflowers
2014 - Katie and the Sunflowers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408332443
ISBN-10: 1408332442
Genre: Children's Books
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Cuando los dragones suenan
2013 - Cuando Los Dragones Suenan [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788498014891
ISBN-10: 8498014891
Genre: Children's Books
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Ella Bella Ballerina Magic Gift Set With The Nutcracker  Sleeping Beauty
2013 - Ella Bella Ballerina Magic Gift Set with the Nutcracker Sleeping Beauty (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781438074870
ISBN-10: 1438074875
Genre: Children's Books
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Ella Bella Ballerina Enchanted Gift Set With Swan Lake  Cinderella
2013 - Ella Bella Ballerina Enchanted Gift Set with Swan Lake Cinderella (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781438074887
ISBN-10: 1438074883
Genre: Children's Books
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Miranda the Explorer
2013 - Miranda the Explorer [Early Reader] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781444008500
ISBN-10: 1444008501
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
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Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker
2012 - Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780764165818
ISBN-10: 076416581X
Genre: Children's Books
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Boy
2012 - Boy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408314098
ISBN-10: 1408314096
Genre: Children's Books
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Katie and the Waterlily Pond A Magical Journey Through Five Monet Masterpieces
Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan lake
2011 - Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780764164071
ISBN-10: 0764164074
Genre: Children's Books
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2009 - Starlight Sailor [Fun First Steps] (Hardcover)
2007 - Katie Meets the Impressionists [Scholastic Bookshelf] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Cluck Cluck a Lift-the-flap Book a Lift-the-flap Book [Lift-The-Flap Book Scholastic] (Hardcover)
1998 - Katie Meets the Mona Lisa [Picture Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1998 - Carlota Y Monna Lisa [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
1997 - Mouse and Mole [Mouse & mole series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - A Very Special Mouse and Mole [Mouse and Mole] (Paperback)
1996 - Happy Days for Mouse and Mole [Mouse and Mole] (Paperback)
1995 - The Sea Horse [Red Storybooks] (Hardcover)Paperback
1994 - Madame Nightingale Will Sing Tonight [Orchard Picturebooks] (Paperback)Hardcover
Untitled [Picture Books] (Hardcover)