Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy (5 July 1949 – 18 August 2021) was a British author and illustrator of children's books. First published in 1974 at the age of 24, she was best known for the Worst Witch novels and Large Family picture books, with sales amounting to several millions. Her books have also been adapted for stage and television. She has been called "one of the most engaging writers and illustrators for children in the land".[1]

Jill Murphy
Born(1949-07-05)5 July 1949
London, England
Died18 August 2021(2021-08-18) (aged 72)
St Mabyn, Cornwall, England
OccupationAuthor, illustrator
Alma materChelsea Art School; Croydon School of Art
Years active1970–2021
Notable worksThe Worst Witch series
The Large Family series
SpousePeter Wilks (div.)
Roger Michell (div.)

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