Jo conjures up magic of Christmas with Snow - The Leamington Observer

Jo conjures up magic of Christmas with Snow

THE MAGIC of Christmas is conjured up in words and pictures by a Warwick author and illustrator.

Snow, by Jo Surman, tells the story of two fox cubs who set out on an adventure to discover what snow is, encountering a cast of woodland characters along the way, from wise owls to busy bees.

Jo scooped the the Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize this year – a competition held by the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and Salariya Book Company to find a picture book by an unpublished author deserving of publication.

After a career that started in advertising, Jo worked in many spheres of the design industry including software graphics, 3D modelling and animation for the computer games industry, children’s television, website design and interactive software design for heritage sites and museums.

But now she has decided to focus on her passion for illustration, and now works solely writing and creating illustrations for children’s books.



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