This is the website of Tom Bower, an internationally published illustrator and author (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada, Sweden, Holland, Korea). He spends a good part of his working week doing illustration specialising in cd covers,children's books and limited edition prints. Work includes commissions from Frances Lincoln, Longmans, Harper Collins, Lion, Washington Green, Oxford University Press, Scholastic, Continuum and Nelson as well as various independent publishers.

Some reviewers' comments:

"The illustrations invest the story with new energy. A colorfully illustrated version."

School Library Journal (USA)

"Bower captures the story beautifully."

American Library Association

"Wonderfully dramatic."

Jill Bennett,  Wordpool

"Stylish illustrations...  evocative."

The English Association

"Here is an elegant retelling. Tom Bower's stylish, highly individual illustrations bring this traditional Russian tale bang up to date."

Chapters Indigo (Canada)

"Beautifully delivered... the narrative and the bold simplicity of the illustrations which are perfectly patched together like a colourful tapestry."

Write Away

"...powerfully conveyed"

Books For Keeps (five starred review)

"This book is a real pleasure to share with children. The pictures are particularly striking. They are very sweet.  My children loved it and have been caught reading it by themselves on occasions!"

Amazon customer

Tom has done a fair bit of theatre design (an Edinburgh Fringe survivor several times over!),  film design and has run workshop sessions in schools and colleges as a visiting artist.


Reredos commissioned by Oxford Diocese. Installed in the Chapel at Diocesan Church House.

To contact Tom: dm at twitter.com/tombower