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Multi-award winning illustration team Chantelle and Burgen Thorne are eclectic bookworms who delight in the magic of stories. In the rolling green hills of their rural home, they spend their days creating children’s book art… and sometimes writing a story or two themselves. As career illustrators, they learned to draw really, really fast and have become deft wielders of the digital brush. What they love about working digitally - no eraser mess, no waiting for paint to dry, and the infinite possibilities it offers.

They’re at their happiest drawing kids' stories with a bit of humor and a ton of animals. When not at their desks, they can be found being towed around the countryside by their two girly dogs.

Represented internationally by the fabulous Paul Moreton of Bell Lomax Moreton London.

​Awards and Honours

2022 IBBY SA & Exclusive Books winner of Best Illustrator for Kantiga, IBBY International Honours List for Kantiga; 2022 SA Booksellers shortlist: Shudu and My Coily, Crowny Hair; 2022 Bank Street (USA) Best Children's Book list for Wanda; 2021 Skipping Stones (USA) award for Wanda; 2019 Reader's Favorite (USA) Gold Medal for The Real Farmer in the Dell

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Represented internationally by Bell Lomax Moreton.

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