Each one of Yale’s Little History books is illustrated by a different contemporary artist-illustrator, whose specially commissioned work is designed to enliven and enhance the text. Initially inspired by the style and appearance of books from the 1930s – when E. H. Gombrich was writing his Little History of the World for Younger Readers – these images are often a humorous nod towards what is to come in the chapter that follows.
Sarah Young is a Printmaker, Painter, Designer, Maker and Illustrator.
Jon and Sarah started out as a travelling puppet theatre, it combined everything, storytelling, making the puppets and sets and trying to put together a show that would surprise and delight all ages.
As a printmaker she is known most for her lino and wood cuts but also works in screenprinting and more recently monoprint and collograph. Sarah has exhibited widely both in solo and group shows, and has her work in many galleries throughout the UK.
Her most recent illustration was for The New York Times, and her most recent children’s book is Greek Myths published by Walker Books, written by Ann Turnbull.
She is also founder and director of Brighton Art Fair, MADE, Brighton’s Design and Craft fair and Made London.
Some of her 3 dimensional figures will be shown next year at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
She works from her studio on the South Coast of England and prints at Inkspot Press in Brighton.
Appears in this Little History:
Sarah Young is the illustrator of A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland.
Books in the little histories series
In A Little History of Literature, Sutherland introduces great classics in his own irresistible way, enlivening his offerings with humour as well as learning: Beowulf, Shakespeare, Don Quixote, the Romantics, Dickens, Moby Dick, The Waste Land, Woolf, …