Author & Illustrator

Ben Mantle

https://www.benmantle.co.uk/

Biography

Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003.. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” before moving to Brighton to work as ‘Head of Animation’ in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design. He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning ‘Big and Small’ CBeebies website. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children’s Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ which won the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book prize 2013.

The Battle for Roar
The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
Return to Roar
Bunnies on the Bus
The Land of Roar
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale
The Best Birthday Present Ever
Land Shark
One Sheep, Blue Sheep

Most Popular Ben Mantle Books

    Spooky Wheels on the Bus
    Ben Mantle
    Bunnies on the Bus
    Philip Ardagh, Ben Mantle
    Land Shark
    Beth Ferry, Ben Mantle
    Return to Roar
    #2 in Series
    Ben Mantle, Jenny McLachlan
    There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
    Penny Parker Klostermann, Ben Mantle
    A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale
    Penny Parker Klostermann, Ben Mantle

Book Stats

1
Authored
11
Illustrated
5
Collaborators

All Ben Mantle Books

Collaborators

Philip Ardagh
Beth Ferry
Jenny McLachlan
Penny Parker Klostermann
Thom Wiley

Book Dedications by Ben Mantle

  • For the baddest bunny on the block—Theo Benjain Wreford Bush
    Bunnies on the Bus

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