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Hamish Vigne Christie (Korky Paul) Paul (1951-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

Born 1951, in Harare, Zimbabwe; Education: Attended Durban School of Art and California Institute of the Arts.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Bodley Head, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd., London SW1V 2SA, England.

Freelance illustrator, 1976—; also worked in advertising agencies in Cape Town, South Africa, London, England, and Los Angeles, CA. Exhibitions: Mazza Collection Galleria, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH.


The Small Book, Methuen (London, England), 1985.

The Big Book, Methuen (London, England), 1985.

The Fat Book, Methuen (London, England), 1985.

The Thin Book, Methuen (London, England), 1985.

Billy Bumps Builds a Palace, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1995.


The Coconut Feast, Orbis (London, England), 1985.

Adventures with the Creep, Orbis (London, England), 1985.

The Special Romance, Orbis (London, England), 1985.

The Fruit Salad Tangle, Orbis (London, England), 1985.


John Bush, This Is a Book about Baboons: A Fun Rhyme for Children, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1983.

John Bush, This Is a Book about Giraffes: A Fun Rhyme for Children, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1983.

John Bush, This Is a Book about Hippos: A Fun Rhyme for Children, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1983.

Keren Kristal, The Brainbox, Methuen (London, England), 1986.

Valerie Thomas, Winnie the Witch, Kane/Miller (Brooklyn, NY), 1987.

Peter Carter, Captain Teachum's Buried Treasure, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1989.

Tessa Dahl, Gwenda and the Animals, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 1989.

Tandi Jackson, The Wonderhair Restorer, Heinemann (Oxford, England), 1990.

John Foster, compiler, Never Say Boo to a Ghost, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1990.

Tessa Dahl, School Can Wait, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 1990, Viking (New York, NY), 1991.

John Bush, The Fish Who Could Wish, Kane/Miller (Brooklyn, NY), 1991.

John Foster, compiler, Dragon Poems (also see below), Oxford University (Oxford, England), 1991.

Robin Tzannes, Professor Puffendorf's Secret Potions, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1992, (New York, NY), 1998.

Jonathan Long, The Dog That Dug, Bodley Head (London, England), 1992, Kane/Miller (Brooklyn, NY), 1993.

Robin Tzannes, The Great Robbery, Tango (London, England), 1993.

Robin Tzannes, Sanji and the Baker, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1993, (New York, NY), 1998.

John Foster, compiler, Dinosaur Poems (also see below), Oxford University (Oxford, England), 1993, (New York, NY), 1994.

Robin Tzannes, Mookie Goes Fishing, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1994.

Jonathan Long, The Cat That Scratched, Bodley Head (London, England), 1994.

Jeanne Willis, The Rascally Cake, Andersen (London, England), 1994.

Peter Tabern, Pirates, Andersen (London, England), 1994.

Peter Tabern, Blood and Thunder, Andersen (London, England), 1994.

Michel Piquemal, The Monster Book of Horrible Horrors, translated by Peter Haswell, Bodley Head (London, England), 1995.

John Foster, compiler, Monster Poems (also see below), Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

Valerie Thomas, WinnieinWinter, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996.

Jonathan Long, The Duck That Had No Luck, Bodley Head (London, England), 1996.

John Foster, compiler, Magic Poems, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997.

Vivian French, Aesop's Funky Fables, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 1997, Viking (New York, NY), 1998.

John Foster, compiler, Dragons, Dinosaurs, and Monster Poems (contains Dragon Poems, Dinosaur Poems, and Monster Poems), Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1998.

John Agard, Brer Rabbit: The Great Tug-o-War, Barron's Educational (Hauppage, NY), 1998.

Teresa Lynch, Call Me Sam, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1998.

W. J. Corbett, The Battle of Chinnbrook Wood, Hodder (London, England), 1998.

Jonathan Long, The Wonkey Donkey, Bodley Head (London, England), 1999.

Michael Rosen, Lunch Boxes Don't Fly, Puffin (London, England), 1999.

Valerie Thomas, Winnie Flies Again, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1999, Kane/Miller (Brooklyn, NY), 2000.

John Foster, Pet Poems, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Vivian French, reteller, Funky Tales, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 2000.

Michael Rosen, Uncle Billy Being Silly, Puffin (London, England), 2001.

John Foster, compiler, Fantastic Football Poems, Oxford University (Oxford, England), 2001.

Michael Rosen, No Breathing in Class, Puffin (New York, NY), 2002.

Paul Rogers, Tiny, Bodley Head (London, England), 2002.

Mary Arrigan, Pa Jinglebob: The Fastest Knitter in the West, Egmont (London, England), 2002.

Valerie Thomas, Winnie's Magic Wand, Oxford University Press (London, England), 2002.

Jon Blake, The Deadly Secret of Dorothy W., Hodder (London, England), 2003.

Valerie Thomas, Winnie's New Computer, Oxford University Press (London, England), 2003.

Also illustrator of Sound Bites: Quotes for Our Times, 1997.


Cats Up: Purring Pop-Ups, Little Simon (New York, NY), 1982.

The Crocodile and the Dumper Truck: A Reptilian Guide to London, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1982.

Doors, Dutton (New York, NY), 1982.

Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Simon (New York, NY), 1983.

Humpty Dumpty, Little Simon (New York, NY), 1983.

Jack and Jill, Little Simon (New York, NY), 1983.

Sing a Song of Sixpence, Little Simon (New York, NY), 1983.

Pop-Up Numbers, Dutton (New York, NY), 1984.

Pop-Up Addition, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.

Pop-Up Subtraction, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.

Pop-Up Multiplication, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.

Pop-Up Division, Kestrel (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.


Stephen Wyllie, Dinner with Fox, Dial (New York, NY), 1990.

The Pop-Up Book of Ghost Tales, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1991.

Shen Roddie, Mrs. Wolf, Tango (London, England), 1992, Dial (New York, NY), 1993.

Peter Harris, Have You Seen Max?, Aladdin (New York, NY), 1994.

Julianna Bethlen, Dracula Junior and the Fake Fangs, paper engineering by Richard Ferguson, Dial (New York, NY), 1996.

The "Winnie" books were adapted for the stage by Anthony Clark. Dragon Poems, Winnie the Witch, and The Fish Who Could Wish are all available on CD-ROM. Several titles have been adapted into English as second language books, including Winnie the Witch and Professor Puffendorf's Secret Potions.

Illustrating John Bush's Who Could Forget Lion Is King, for Oxford University Press (London, England).

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