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Illustrator Shane McGrath

Illustrator Shane McGrath

Shane McGrath was born in Melbourne and has a brother and two sisters. His dad says he was named after a Hollywood cowboy. His mum says he was always talented (all mums say that) and one of the first artworks Shane made was when he bit his toast into the shape of a horse. He always loved drawing pictures and reading picture books, especially Where the Wild Things Are & Asterix comics. When at school, Shane would sometimes draw pictures of his teachers on the blackboard, which everyone found funny (except his teachers).

Shane grew up just over the Strait from Tasmania which he had heard all types of wild stories about. Until recently he had never visited, and quickly was impressed with it’s beautiful coastline, impressive mountains and it’s deep forests. He kept a sharp eye out for the Thylacine, but had no luck spotting one.

Shane enjoys drawing places and people from his childhood memories, and when a story is set before he was born he likes learning as much history about that time and it’s inhabitants. For Stripes in the Forest, Shane looked for as many images and films about the tigers and imagined what it must of been like to have lived that long ago on the island of Tasmania.

Books by Illustrator Shane McGrath

A powerful and moving story about true mateship. TEACHER'S NOTES AVAILABLE HERE Dreaming Soldiers weaves…

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A powerful and moving story about true mateship. "The simple story-telling combines with stunning images…

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As the sun peeks over the horizon we are ready to start the working day…

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As the sun peeks over the horizon we are ready to start the working day…

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A touching tale that captures both the past and present in a story of family…

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK Teachers Notes Available I am the last of my kind. This…

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK Teachers Notes Available Here I am the last of my kind.…

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