Child of St Kilda
Published February 2019 by Child's Play International.
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020.
This book follows the story of Norman John Gillies, one of the last children ever to live on the remote Scottish island of Hirta, St Kilda, before the entire population was evacuated to the British mainland in 1930. To research the book, I worked closely with the family of Norman John, and travelled out to St Kilda in June 2017. All illustrations were handmade using mono-print with digital edits.
Read more about the project in my blog post for the Book Trust.
Buy the book here or at your local book shop.