SPACEBOY is set in the American mid-west in the 1960's. On a dusty old farm Ruth, a twelve year old orphan, spends every night looking...
100 years of mischief and mayhem celebrated as Adam Stower reimagines Just William.Here they are in all their technicolour glory. Visually...
We have been proud to represent the fabulous Adam Stower for over twenty years now and he's an honoured member of our Arena Family,...
Adam achieved a first class degree from Norwich School of Art, followed by a Masters in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton. His strength lies in natural draftsmanship using a strong fluid line with witty and charming characterisation.
His first picture book SLAM! won the Norfolk Library Silver Award for Children's Books. His collaboration with Jeanne Willis, Bottoms Up! won the Red House Children's Book Award the sequel, Sing a Song of Bottoms was shortlisted for the Early Years Award. His own picture book Silly Doggy! won the Wanda Gag Read Aloud Book award and was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway. He has since published Troll and the Oliver, shortlisted for the Peters Books Award and the sequel Grumbug.
Adam has moved into writing younger fiction with a series about King Coo, a girl with a beard, lavishly illustrated and laugh out loud funny. Chosen for The Summer Reading challenge in 2019, he is also well known for his strong character designs, cover artworks and black and white illustrations. Forging a new dynamic partnership with David Walliams, Adam illustrates his younger picture books and older fiction, bringing his wonderful illustrations to a wider audience. Always adept at telling the story through pictures he perfectly entwines illustration and text to involve the reader in an immersive world.
Adam is brilliant at events and regularly visits schools and festivals entertaining children and adults alike.