Talking Points: Laura Carlin

A collection of sources and imagery to explore the work of illustrator Laura Carlin.

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Laura Carlin

Primarily known for her work as an illustrator, Laura Carlin’s ambitious and emotionally resonant work has led to some of the most striking contemporary books for children, including her award-winning illustrations for The Iron Man, The Promise and for her solo project A World of Your Own. – Waterstones

Explore all of the books that Laura Carlin has illustrated here.

Questions to Ask Children

Do you like the illustrations in The King of the Sky? Why?

How do they make you feel?

What colours might you feature in an illustration if the story was about being hopeful? Fearful? Lonely? Happy?

How has Laura’s use of materials and composition helped with the storyline? 

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