Bassil, Andrea

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BASSIL, Andrea

BASSIL, Andrea. Also writes as Anna Nilsen. British, b. 1948. Genres: Children's fiction, Art/Art history, Children's non-fiction, Illustrations, Picture/board books. Career: Mussleburgh Grammar School, assistant teacher of art, 1973-74; St. Margaret's School, Newington, assistant teacher of art, 1974-85; Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, England, course director in natural history illustration, 1985-90; Anglia Polytechnic University, head of graphic arts and illustration, 1990-94; full-time artist, writer, and illustrator, 1995-. Lamp of Lothian Art Centre, evening class lecturer, 1973-74. Pixel Magic, art director, screen designer, and games consultant, 1995-96; educational games consultant to Multimedia Corp. Artwork exhibited in solo and group shows in England and Scotland. Publications: CHILDREN'S BOOKS AS ANNA NILSEN: Jungle, 1994; Farm, 1994; Friends, 1994; Wheels, 1994; Dinosaurs, 1994; Terrormazia, 1995; Flying High, 1996; Fairy Tales, 1996; Under the Sea, 1996; Drive Your Car, 1996; Drive Your Tractor, 1996; Where Are Percy's Friends?, 1996; Where Is Percy's Dinner?, 1996; Percy the Park Keeper Activity Book, 1996; Follow the Kite, 1997; Dig and Burrow, 1998; Hang and Dangle, 1998; Leap and Jump, 1998; Swim and Dive, 1998; I Can Spell Three Letter Words, 1998; I Can Count from 1-10, 1999; I Can Add, 1999; I Can Subtract, 2000; Art Fraud Detective, 2000; Mousemazia, 2000; I Can Multiply, 2001; Magnificent Mazes, 2001; Let's Learn …Numbers, …Words, …Colours, …Shapes, 2001; Let's Learn …Actions, …Noises, …Sizes, …Opposites, 2002; The Great Race, 2002; Pirates, 2003; Busy Digger, Zooming Plane, Racing Car, Sailing Boat, 2003. LEGO PUZZLE BOOKS: Spycatcher, Treasure Smuggler, Gold Robber, Jewel Thief, Insectoid Invasion, 1998-99. OTHER: Jaguar Expedition to Belize, 1989; Design in Partnership, 1989. Contributor of illustrations to journals. Address: 16 Emery St, Cambridge CB1 2AX, England. Online address: [email protected]