Jane Clarke

Jane is a regular contributor to poetry anthologies for children and is the author of numerous delightful picture books. She spent many happy years in the Netherlands working as a library assistant at an International School. Now Jane lives in Kent with her two sons and two Labradors.

Books by this Author

Gilbert the Hero
Creaky Castle
Trumpet: The Little Elephant with a Big Temper
Gilbert the Great

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Suddenly - I use it far too much in first drafts as a way of getting from scene to scene

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Water Rat from Wind in the Willows

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Julia dDonaldson, for her writing and her approach to life

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The ordinary people, whose names history has forgotten