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David Armitage (1943-) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Sidelights

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Born 1943, in Tasmania; moved to New Zealand, 1967; moved to England, 1974; Education: Attended Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Addresses

office—Long Cottage, Graywood, East Hoathly, East Sussex BN8 6QP, England.

Career

Author and illustrator. Exhibitions: Work exhibited at Dunedin Public Arts Gallery, 1974; Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland; Atlantis Gallery, London, Mitre Gallery, Chichester, England; Hanover Gallery, Liverpool, England; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, England; and in public and private collections in Australasia, Europe, and the United States.

Honors Awards

Esther Glen Award (with wife, Ronda Armitage), New Zealand Library Association, 1978, for The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

Writings

FOR CHILDREN; ILLUSTRATOR

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (also see below), Deutsch (London, England), 1977.

Ronda Armitage, The Trouble with Mr Harris, Deutsch (London, England), 1978.

Ronda Armitage, Don't Forget Matilda!, Deutsch (London, England), 1979.

Ronda Armitage, The Bossing of Josie, Deutsch (London, England), 1980, published as The Birthday Spell, Scholastic, Inc. (New York, NY), 1981.

Ronda Armitage, Ice Creams for Rosie, Deutsch (London, England), 1981.

Ronda Armitage, One Moonlit Night, Deutsch (London, England), 1983.

Ronda Armitage, Grandma Goes Shopping, Deutsch (London, England), 1984.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe, Deutsch (London, England), 1986.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue, Deutsch (London, England), 1989.

Ronda Armitage, Watch the Baby, Daisy, Deutsch (London, England), 1991.

Ronda Armitage, When Dad Did the Washing, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1992.

Ronda Armitage, Looking after Chocolates, Deutsch (London, England), 1992.

Ronda Armitage, A Quarrel of Koalas, Deutsch (London, England), 1992, published as Harry Hates Shopping!, Scholastic, Inc. (New York, NY), 1992.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic (also see below), Deutsch (London, England), 1993.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat (also see below), Deutsch (London, England), 1995.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Favourite Stories (includes The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, The Lighthouse Keeper's Picnic, and The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat), Scholastic Press (London, England), 1999.

Ronda Armitage, Queen of the Night, Scholastic Press (London, England), 1999.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Breakfast, Scholastic Press (London, England), 2000.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Tea, Scholastic Press (London, England), 2001.

Ronda Armitage, The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas, Scholastic Press (London, England), 2002.

FOR CHILDREN; AND ILLUSTRATOR

Portland Bill's Treasure Trove (activity book), Deutsch (London, England), 1987.

Giant Stories, illustrated by Carol Watson, Carnival, 1988.

Jasper Who Jumps, Collins (London, England), 1990.

ILLUSTRATOR

(With Sandra Biggs) Lorna Hinds, Beds, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1975.

(With Sandra Biggs) Jonathan P. Rutland, Chairs, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1975.

Freda Linde, The Singing Grass, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1975.

John C. Siddons, Fun with Electricity, Kaye & Ward (London, England), 1976.

Miriam Smith, Kimi and the Watermelon, Penguin (Auckland, New Zealand), 1983.

Phillippa Pearce, Freddy, Deutsch (London, England), 1988.

Judy Corbalis, The Cuckoo Bird, Deutsch (London, England), 1988, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

Stephen Berry, Dad and Beth Clean Up, Collins (London, England), 1990.

Stephen Berry, Shopping, Collins (London, England), 1990.

Stephen Berry, A Day out with Granny Magee, Collins (London, England), 1990.

Becky Edwards, My Brother Sammy, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Brian Patten, The Blue and Green Ark: An Alphabet for Planet Earth, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2000.

OTHER

(Contributor) International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Conservation in Museums and Galleries: A Survey of Facilities in the United Kindgom, I. I. C. United Kingdom Group (London, England), 1974.

(Illustrator) Penny Visman, Kent: A Visitor's Sketchbook, Pekoe (London, England), 1987.

(Illustrator) P. Visman, Sussex: A Visitor's Sketchbook, Pekoe (London, England), 1987.

Sidelights

For Sidelights information on David Armitage, please see the entry on Ronda Armitage elsewhere in this volume.

Biographical and Critical Sources

BOOKS

Twentieth-Century Children's Writers, fourth edition, St. James Press, 1995, pp. 32-33.

PERIODICALS

Australian Book Review, February-March, 2000, Margaret Dunkle, review of Queen of the Night.

Booklist, July 15, 1979, p. 1623; October 1, 1979, p. 234; February 1, 1989, p. 935.

Books for Keeps, September, 1988, p. 8; November, 1991, p. 7; November, 1992, p. 15.

Books for Your Children, autumn-winter, 1993, p. 9.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, December, 1981, p. 62.

Growing Point, July, 1980, Margery Fisher, review of The Bossing of Josie, p. 3733; November, 1984, Margery Fisher, review of Grandma Goes Shopping, p. 4345.

Guardian (Manchester, England), November 23, 2002, Julia Eccleshare, review of The Lighthouse Keeper's Christmas.

Junior Bookshelf, October, 1977, pp. 272-273; December, 1978, p. 292; December, 1980, p. 279; February, 1982, p. 13; June, 1990, p. 125; April, 1992, review of Watch the Baby, Daisy, p. 53; October, 1992, p. 187; April, 1995, p. 64; April, 1996, p. 56.

Magpies, May, 1991, p. 29.

New York Times Book Review, September 2, 1984, p. 12.

Publishers Weekly, April 9, 1979, review of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, p. 110; December 26, 1986, review of The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe, p. 56.

School Librarian, December, 1986, Graham Nutbrown, review of The Lighthouse Keeper's Catastrophe, p. 331; May, 1993, p. 53.

School Library Journal, October, 1979, p. 132; January, 1981, Mary B. Nickerson, review of The Bossing of Josie, p. 46; February, 1982, pp. 63-64; May, 1984, pp. 61-62; February, 1989, p. 83.

ONLINE

David Armitage Web site, http://www.david-armitage.com/ (July 20, 2004).*

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