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Occupation Writer and Illustrator of Children's Books
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Introduction Writer and illustrator of Children's books. Marjorie was born and grew up on a farm near Cape Town in South Africa. From an early age she loved drawing animals and people. After school she studied fine art at university where she met her husband. They honeymooned and camped around Europe for a year and then, back in Cape Town had their first child. Reading picture books to her daughter awakened Marjorie's interest and for the last 25 years she has been writing and illustrating for kids. Her picture books, as writer and/or illustrator, have been published in the USA, England, Germany, Greece and many African countries, in English, Afrikaans, French, German, Greek and about twenty African Languages. The original artwork for a number of her books has been shown at various international exhibitions in Europe and elsewhere. Her greatest joy is in writing and illustrating a picture book that is good enough to be kept under the child's pillow at night, but her greatest contribution to date has probably been the 16-title reading series she designed, created and published for the millions of historically disadvantaged beginner readers in South Africa.
Interests Books, books, books.