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Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens gets very cold sitting at her desk, but she is a trooper and still makes lots of lovely books. She is best known for her How to Hide a Lion series, which includes How to Hide a Lion, the much more specific How to Hide a Lion from Grandma and the very useful How to Hide a Lion at School. How to Hide a Lion was adapted for stage by the Polka Theatre, where they make lots of amazing children’s theatre including We’re going on a Bear Hunt. Helen has illustrated stories for some of her favourite authors, including Roger McGough, Michael Morpurgo, Sophie Hannah, Holly Webb and Cecile Aubry. She lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her partner and fellow illustrator Gerry Turley, her daughter and her (very smelly) scruffy mutt Peggy.