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Speaker Frankfurter Buchmesse

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler, born in 1957 in Hamburg, lives as an illustrator in London.
Axel has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 29 languages.
He has enjoyed particular success in his award-winning picture book collaborations with the author Julia Donaldson, their book The Gruffalo was published in March 1999 and has already become a modern classic, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide and translated into over 20 languages.