David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author/illustrator, David worked as a photographer and as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. He was born in Oxford and still lives near the city with his wife and two children. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. The animation was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 in the 'Best TV Movie' category.
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