Christopher Denise

Christopher Denise spent much of his childhood in Shannon, Ireland, exploring castles and dreaming of great adventures. He is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers, including Anika Denise’s Bunny in the Middle, Alison McGhee’s Firefly Hollow, and Rosemary Wells’s Following Grandfather, as well as several in Brian Jacques’s award-winning Redwall series. His books have appeared on the Indie Next List and the New York Times bestseller list. Knight Owl (March 2022) marks his author-illustrator debut. Christopher’s current adventures include exploring coastal Rhode Island, where he lives with his family.

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Books in order of publication:

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (author and illustrator), 1994

The Great Redwall Feast (by Brian Jacques), 1996

Little Raccoon Catches a Cold (by Susan Cañizares), 1997

Digger Pig and the Turnip (by Caron Lee Cohen), 2000

A Redwall Winter’s Tale (by Brian Jacques), 2001

Oliver Finds His Way (by Phyllis Root), 2002

Rabbit and Turtle Go to School (by Lucy Floyd), 2003

The Wishing of Biddy Malone (by Joy Cowley), 2004

The Redwall Cookbook (by Brian Jacques), 2005

Pigs Love Potatoes (by Anika Aldamuy Denise), 2008

If I Could: A Mother’s Promise (by Susan Milord), 2008

Knitty Kitty (by David Elliott), 2008

The Fox and the Gulls (by Katacha Diaz), 2009

Me With You (by Kristy Dempsey), 2009

Bella and Stella Come Home (by Anika Aldamuy Denise), 2010

Tugg and Teeny (by J. Patrick Lewis) 2011

Tugg and Teeny: That’s What Friends Are For (by J. Patrick Lewis) 2011

Tugg and Teeny: Jungle Surprises (by J. Patrick Lewis) 2011

Following Grandfather (by Rosemary Wells), 2012

Baking Day at Grandma’s (by Anika Aldamuy Denise), 2014

Sleepytime Me (by Edith Hope Fine), 2014

Firefly Hollow (by Alison McGhee), 2015

Lucy’s Lovey (by Betsy Devany), 2016

Groundhug Day (by Anne Marie Pace), 2017

Bunny in the Middle (by Anika A. Denise), 2019

Knight Owl (by Christopher Denise), 2022

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