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Emily Walker
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Emily Walker

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Emily Walker has always loved drawing and painting, and just about every form of artistic expression. This led her into work as a hair stylist and creating special-effect makeup, face painting and bodypainting. But when she had children, she fell in love all over again with picture books and turned her talents to illustration, inspired by the idea of being able to transport readers into a limitless imagined world with characters that could touch the heart. Since that time she has twice been shortlisted for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration (2017 and 2019) and in 2019 she was also a finalist in the Margaret Mahy Illustration Award.

Her first book commission, creating illustrations for Mallory, Mallory: The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy by novelist James Norcliffe, saw her winning a Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Award in 2021, and its sequel Mallory, Mallory: Trick or Treat released in October 2021.

Emily has also produced illustrations for a picture book, Daddy Monster ABC by Diana Neild (One Tree Press, 2020).

Books by Emily Walker

Mallory, Mallory: Trick or Treat

It's Halloween and Mallory has a trick up her sleeve!

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Mallory, Mallory: The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy

A cunning kidnap and blackmail plot . . . what could go wrong?

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Award

Awarded  •  2021  •  for Mallory, Mallory: The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy by James Norcliffe