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Kelvin Hawley

Kelvin Hawley was born in Auckland in 1957. He graduated with a Diploma of Graphic Design from Auckland Technical Institute (now AUT). He ably adapts his illustrative style to suit the mood of the texts he is working with: from the boisterous to the tranquil. Kelvin has illustrated a wide range of educational readers.

Selected bibliography:
  • A Cat Called Kite text by Mem Fox (Ashton Scholastic 1985).
  • The Taniwha’s Afternoon Snooze text by Alan Trussell-Cullen (Hutchinson 1987).
  • Madge McGinty’s Urgent Delivery text by Alan Trussell-Cullen (Ashton Scholastic 1988).
  • Morning Talk text by Jenny Hessell (Ashton Scholastic 1990).
  • The Banjo Man text by Ron Bacon (Ashton Scholastic 1990).
  • Uncle Ebenezer’s Alphabetical Zoo text by Alan Trussell-Cullen (Century Hutchinson 1987).
  • I’ve Been Eating Blackberries text by Alan Trussell-Cullen (Ashton Scholastic 1987).
  • The Story of Books text by Harry Ellwood (Reed 1994).
  • Big Rig and Other Poems (Ashton Scholastic 1995).
  • Whitebait Fritters text by Kingi McKinnon (Ashton Scholastic 1995).
  • The Astonishing Madam Majolica text by Eirlys Hunter (Scholastic 1996).
  • Macquarie Alphabet I-spy Activity Book text by Susan Butler and Linsay Knight (Macquarie Library 1998).
  • Macquarie Little Kids Dictionary text by Susan Butler and Linsay Knight (Macquarie Library 1998).
  • Duster text by Margaret Beames (Scholastic 2002).
  • The Kiss text by Vicki Adams (Scholastic 2002).
  • Kâkâriki and the Hangi text by Julia Sloane (Scholastic 2008).
  • Kâkâriki and the Kai text by Julia Sloane (Scholastic 2008).
  • Kâkâriki and the Miti text by Julia Sloane (Scholastic 2008).


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