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Charlotte Voake (b. 1957)
Charlotte Voake was born in 1957 in Wales, and was brought up in Chepstow and the Wirral.

She studied art history at the University of London. She worked for a short time at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and illustrated her first children's book while still at University. 

She has illustrated many books for other authors, as well as producing her own picture books, among them Ginger (1997) and Pizza Kittens (2002). The former won a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award) and the latter a Nestlé Smarties Book (Silver Award). Her more recent books include A Little Guide to Trees (2009) and Ginger and the Mystery Visitor (2010) and she illustrated Julia Donaldson's The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (2013). 

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