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children’s author, advocate, creative

Julia Donaldson is an English children’s writer best known for her picture books The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Donaldson was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011–2013 and used her role to encourage children’s performances of plays and poems, promote stories for and about deaf children, and campaign against library cuts and closures.

Best-known works: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale

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