Shearing, Leonie 1972-

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Shearing, Leonie 1972-


Born March 4, 1972, in England. Education: Anglia Polytechnic University, B.A. (illustration; with honours), 1994.


Home—3, Toronto Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9UW, England. Agent—Philippa Milnes-Smith, LAW, 14 Vernon St., London W14 0RJ, England. E-mail—[email protected]



Awards, Honors

Macmillan Children's Book Awards runner up, 1992; Bisto Book of the Year Ellis Dillon Award, and Bisto Merit Award, both 2000.


Marita Conlon-McKenna, Granny MacGinty, Orchard (London, England), 1999.

Marilyn McLaughlin, Fierce Milly, Mammoth (London, England), 1999.

Pippa Goodhart, Frankie's House-Tree, Mammoth (London, England), 2000.

Beth Wyllyams, I Don't Want To!, Egmont (London, England), 2000.

Beth Wyllyams, Please Be Gentle!, Egmont (London, England), 2000.

Marilyn McLaughlin, Fierce Milly and the Amazing Dog, Mammoth (London, England), 2001.

Marilyn McLaughlin, Fierce Milly and the Biggest Conker Ever, Egmont (London, England), 2001.

Marilyn McLaughlin, Fierce Milly and the Demon Saucepan, Egmont (London, England), 2002.

Marilyn McLaughlin, Fierce Milly and the Swizzled Eyes, Egmont (London, England), 2002.

Jillian Powell, Izzie's Idea, Franklin Watts (London, England), 2003, Picture Window Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2005.

Marni McGee, The Noisy Farm, Bloomsbury Children's (New York, NY), 2004.

Nursery Rhyme Treasury, Marks & Spencer (Chester, England), 2004.

Claire Freedman, Squabble and Squawk, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.

Franzeska Ewart, Starting School, Paragon, 2006.

Also illustrator of It's Fall; Ben's Ten Hens, by Mandy Ross; and Ron's Race, by Jillian Powell.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2004, review of The Noisy Farm, p. 495; October 15, 2006, review of Squabble and Squawk, p. 1070.

School Library Journal, October, 2004, Maryann H. Owen, review of The Noisy Farm, p. 122.


Leonie Shearing Home Page, (November 15, 2007).