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Britta Teckentrup

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Britta Teckentrup is an award winning illustrator, author and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg, growing up in a town called Wuppertal.

She moved to London in 1988 to study illustration and fine art at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. Britta is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books for children, including the bestselling The Memory Tree, The Odd One Out and Grumpy Cat, which was selected by the Booktrust's Bookstart scheme - 250,000 copies to be distributed to families throughout the UK.

She has also written Oskar Loves, another picture book for very young children, which is inspired by her own cat Oskar.

She has written and illustrated over 80 children's picture books which have been published in over 20 different countries.

Her fine art work has been frequently exhibited at her London gallery, James Freeman Art Gallery, and at art fairs all over the world.

After 17 years in the UK, Britta now lives and works in Berlin with her Scottish husband, son Vincent and their old cat, Oskar.

Best known titles

Before I Wake Up...
Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go
The Memory Tree