Wolfe, Pamela

Wolfe, Pamela

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residence
Auckland

In Brief

Pamela Wolfe is an artist and children's book illustrator who has worked on number of books with her husband, writer Richard Wolfe. Born in England in 1950, Pamela immigrated to New Zealand in 1953. As a painter, much of her work is commissioned for the promotion of New Zealand overseas and for well-known environmental groups. As an illustrator, she has been a finalist several times in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. In 2001, Mouse Opera was included in the internationally recognised White Ravens List.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wolfe, Pamela (1950 - ) is an artist and childrens book illustrator who has worked on number of books with her husband, writer Richard Wolfe.

Midnight at the Museum
(1997) 'is destined to become one of the classic children's books like Maurice Sendaks The Night Kitchen,' writes the National Business Review of Wolfe's enchanting picture book where specimens at the Auckland museum come magically to life.

Other titles illustrated by Pamela Wolfe are Mouse Opera (1999) and Mouse Hotel (2000). 'Pamela supplies superb full-colour illustrations, packed with entertaining details,' writes Iain Sharpe of Mouse Opera. 'A delight from start to finish.'

Walter's Planets (2001) is the story of a boy who sees something very strange in outer space. Could it be a new planet?

Dylan Owen in The Dominion describes Walter’s Planet as 'a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity, invention and technological triumph, and there’s not a computer in sight... [t]he balanced and strain-free rhyme purrs along'.

Mouse on the Moon by Richard and Pamela Wolfe (2003) Is Cosmo Mouse going to be the first mouse on the moon? And is it really made of cheese?

Updated January 2017.