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Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, West Germany, and moved to England when he was 25 years old. After graduating from the Bath Academy of Art, he launched his illustrator career, and has achieved worldwide acclaim for his lively and engaging children’s book illustrations. His paintings for The Gruffalo were called “funny” and “downright lovable” (Kirkus). He travels extensively and currently makes his home in England.
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