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Chris Gaskin

Chris Gaskin grew up in Fiji. He is the only illustrator to have won the Russell Clark Award two years in a row for Joseph's Boat (text by Caroline Macdonald) and A Walk to the Beach. Chris is also a wildlife artist, and works with museums designing displays and educational resources. He is also a guide for bird-watching, nature and ecological tours.

Selected bibliography:
  • Moa: The Story of Fabulous Bird text by Philip Temple (Collins 1985).
  • The Legend of the Kea, Or, How Krikta Stole the Best Beak and Best Claws from Ka text by Philip Temple (Hodder and Stoughton1986).
  • The Story of the Kakapo, Parrot of the Night text by Philip Temple (Hodder and Stoughton 1988).
  • Joseph's Boat text by Caroline Macdonald (Hodder and Stoughton 1988).
  • Clay Boy text by Ron Bacon (Hodder & Stoughton 1989).
  • A Walk to the Beach (Heinemann Reed 1989).
  • The World of Albatrosses with Neville Peat, photographs by Kim Westerskov (Hodder & Stoughton 1991).
  • The World of Penguins with Neville Peat, photographs by Kim Westerskov. (Hodder & Stoughton 1991).
  • Natural history of New Zealand text by Nic Bishop (Hodder & Stoughton 1992).
  • Duckat text by Gaelyn Gordon (Ashton Scholastic 1992).
  • Picture Magic: Illustrating a Picture Book photographs by Neville Peat and Visual Art Studios (Ashton Scholastic 1992).
  • Kotuku: The Flight of the White Heron text by Philip Temple (Hodder & Stoughton 1994).
  • Krakto: Champion of the World text by Philip Temple (Hodder Moa Beckett 1995).
  • Do Swans Surf? (Reed 1995).
  • Pelorus Jack: The Story of New Zealand's Famous Dolphin text by Tania Atkinson (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Picture Book Magic photographs by Denis Page (Reed 1996).
  • Russell Clark Award 1989 for Joseph's Boat.
  • Russell Clark Award 1990 for A Walk to the Beach.


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