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Patrick McDonald
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Patrick McDonald

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Patrick McDonald can't remember a time when he hasn't been interested in drawing or some aspect of design. He has always held a strong interest in narrative illustration and so it's no surprise that he has been earning a living illustrating for children ever since he graduated from Massey University of Wellington's School of Design. In 2013 he won the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration, which led to the publication of his first children's picture book, A Perfect Chirpy Christmas by Kyle Mewburn. We're Going on a Moa Hunt (Puffin, 2015) is his second picture book. Patrick lives in Petone, Wellington.

Books by Patrick McDonald

We're Going On a Moa Hunt

Kids will love this fun New Zealand retelling of the classic adventure, which hides a moa in every illustration.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration

Winner  •  2013  •  Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for an unpublished illustrator