Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens is the award-winning illustrator of the How To Hide A Lion series and Fleabag (published by Alison Green Books). She has written and illustrated many picture books for Macmillan, Random House, David Fickling Books, Nosy Crow and Egmont, she has also illustrated books for Roger McGough and Michael Morpurgo. Her books have won many awards and been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and The Red House Children’s Book Awards.

How to Hide a Lion has been adapted for stage by The Polka Theatre in London, and toured the UK in 2018.

Helen’s books can be read in over twenty-five languages and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and have been selected as books of the year by The Guardian and The Times.

Helen was born and raised in County Durham, studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art, and after 17 years in London, now lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her family, and scruffy mutt, Peggy.