Karen Lamb

I was born by the sea and live in the North West of England. As a child I often appeared in pantomimes with other singing and dancing kids identically dressed in itchy, sequined fabric. This gave me a love for magic and storytelling but no love of puffed sleeves and pointy hats; although a pointy hat was a good place to hide crisps.


As an animator and puppet maker I’ve worked on three children’s series for Swedish TV, ‘Nils Holgersson’, ‘Villgott’ and ‘Villgott & Vilja’. I also co-wrote an educational series ‘Go Yoyo. Go!’ with Sue Tennander for the same channel. My own animated short films, with music by Jörgen Aggeklint, have been shown at international film festivals and on Swedish and Danish TV. 


Every now and then I turn old sardine cans into art and cram them with celebrities and everyday heroes. You can see some examples of them at saatchiart.com.


I’ve illustrated the Jolly Music series and several Jolly Phonics Readers for Jolly Learning that are read in schools internationally. I’ve also illustrated Swedish and Norwegian educational books.


A life-long dream of mine was to share my stories with children and become a published author. This was realised in 2022 with the publication of                              ‘The Mooncatcher’s Rescue’ (Walker Books UK). It’s a spooky adventure about searching for lost treasure and finding friendship along the way. There are beautiful illustrations throughout by the brilliant Lia Visirin.


You can buy a copy of THE MOONCATCHER’S RESCUE in your local bookshop or online.


(*Please note there is another author called Karen Lamb, who I believe is Australian, and has written a book about angels and a biography.)

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