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Author Name: Vivian French

Vivian June Isoult French MBE (born 1945) is a British writer of picture book texts, novels, plays, and non-fiction for children and young adults. She has written more than 250 books – including the picture book Oliver's Vegetables (1995), The Tiara Club series of chapter books illustrated by Sarah Gibb (2005) and The Most Wonderful Thing in the World (2015) illustrated by Angela Barrett.

Life

Vivian French was born in Bedfordshire and educated at Exeter University. She has worked as an actor, for the National Book League, and as a community drama worker. As well as writing story books for young children, she has written plays and poetry.[1]

According to data from the Public Lending Right, French was the 36th most borrowed author, and the 20th most borrowed children's author, from UK public libraries in 2011–2012.[2]

A tutor in the Illustration Department at Edinburgh College of Art, Vivian is also co-founder of Picture Hooks, a mentoring scheme for young professional illustrators. In 2012 she was Guest Selector at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

French was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to literature, literacy, illustration, and the arts.[3]

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Mrs Hippo's Pizza Parlour
 -by Vivian French

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