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Trevor Pye

Trevor_Pye.jpgTrevor Pye was educated in New Zealand and later spent several years in Australia. Based in Otaki, on the Kapiti Coast, he has worked as a lecturer, a freelance illustrator for television, and is also noted as an exhibiting artist and sculptor. He has exhibited internationally from Australia to Bulgaria and illustrated over 200 children's books. Trevor has a Master of Fine Arts (First Class Hons).

Selected bibliography:
  • It Always Rains for Jackie text by Ruth Corrin (Oxford University Press 1989).
  • A Weta has Six legs text by Andrew Crowe (Longman Paul 1990)
  • Babysitter Bear text by Sherryl Jordan (Random Century 1990).
  • Grandma McGarvey text by Jenny Hessell (Oxford University Press 1990).
  • How Long is the Huhu? text by Andrew Crowe (Longman Paul 1990).
  • I Don't Want To Go To Bed text by Curtis Turnbull (Ashton Scholastic 1992).
  • Grandma McGarvey Paints the Shed text by Jenny Hessell (Ashton Scholastic 1992).
  • Skateboarders text by Gaelyn Gordon and 17 others (Ashton Scholastic 1993).
  • Johnny Whistler and the Madcap Cricket Match text by Tom Bradley (HarperCollins 1993).
  • Write On!: Joy Cowley's Guide for Young Authors (Ashton Scholastic 1994).
  • Grandma McGarvey Goes to Sea text by Jenny Hessell (Ashton Scholastic 1994).
  • Ben and the Alien Invasion (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Brave Mama Puss text by Joy Cowley (Reed 1995).
  • Day of the Wind text by Joy Cowley (Mallinson Rendel 1995).
  • Why Isn't a Cow Called a Meringue? text by Pauline Cartwright (Hazard Press 1995).
  • Papa Puss to the Rescue text by Joy Cowley (Reed 1995).
  • Fatz Katz text by William Taylor (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Oscar in Danger text by Joy Cowley (Reed 1996).
  • Fatz Twins and the Haunted House text by William Taylor (HarperCollins 1996).
  • Beyond the Pale text by Peter Weatherall (HarperCollins 1997).
  • Fatz Twins and the Cuckoo in the Nest text by William Taylor (HarperCollins 1997).
  • Grandma McGarvey Takes a Dive text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 1998).
  • Wild West Gang text Joy Cowley (HarperCollins 1998).
  • The A.O.K. Project text by Vivienne Joseph (Mallinson Rendel 1999).
  • The Big Race (Learning Media 1999).
  • Grandma McGarvey Goes to School text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 1999).
  • Tricky Situations text by Barbara Else (Random House 1999).
  • More of the Wild Wests text by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins 1999).
  • The Terrible Q text by Tanya Batt (Scholastic 2001).
  • Wild Wests and Pong Castle text by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins 2000).
  • Wild Wests and the Haunted Fridge text by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins 2001).
  • Piddles text by John Parker [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2004).
  • Wild West Hullabaloo text by Joy Cowley (HarperCollins 2004).
  • Furze the Fixer text by Lorraine Orman [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2005).
  • Grandma McGarvey Goes to the Zoo text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2005).
  • Grandma McGarvey Goes Camping text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2006).
  • Grandma McGarvey and the Treasure Hunt text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2006).
  • Grandma McGarvey Joins the Scrum text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2007).
  • Grandma McGarvey and the Puddle Street Gang text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2009).
  • Grandma McGarvey Surfs the Net text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2011).
  • Grandma McGarvey's Christmas text by Jenny Hessell (Scholastic 2012).
  • Yucky Mucky text by Melanie Drewery (Duck Creek Press 2012).
  • The Importance of Green text by Leonie Agnew (Penguin 2013).
  • Second Prize 1992 AIM Book Awards for My Aunt Mary Went Shopping.
  • Honour Award 1993 AIM Book Awards for Grandma McGarvey Paints the Shed.
  • QE11 Arts Council Grant Children's Writing Bursary 1994.
  • UNESCO Highly Commended Award for Young People's Literature 2001 for The A.O.K Project.


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