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North-based illustrator shortlisted for award.

A NORTH East illustrator has been shortlisted for a prestigious children's book prize in recognition of her work.

Sara Ogilvie's images of the princess trying to escape the clutches of a twit of a prince in The Worst Princess have seen her shortlisted for this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize in the picture book category.

Sara, who was born in Edinburgh but is now based in Heaton, Newcastle, said she was delighted to be shortlisted.

The 41-year-old added: "I am really pleased. It is fantastic news especially because it is Waterstones, and with bookshops diminishing by the year it feels important it is a nomination for the Waterstones prize."

The book is Sara's third successful collaboration with critically-acclaimed writer Anna Kemp.

Final judging is currently under way in all categories, and the winners will be announced at a special evening reception at Waterstones Piccadilly, in London, on Wednesday, March 20.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 16, 2013
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