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Jago at The Cruel & Curious Sea exhibition 2014
Born (1979-11-12) 12 November 1979 (age 42)
Occupation Children's book illustrator
Known for illustrating Jesus Story Book Bible

Jago (born Jago Silver on 12 November 1979) is a children's book illustrator based in Wadebridge, Cornwall, UK. He attended Falmouth College of Art from 2000 to 2003. He has produced digital illustrations for a variety of publishers: Barefoot Books, Oxford University Press, Mantra Lingua and Zondervan.

The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago has sold two million copies in 19 languages. In 2015 it was included in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Top 100 Best-sellers list.

In September 2014 Jago exhibited commissioned work at The Cruel & Curious Sea exhibition in the National Trust maintained barns of Stowe Barton in North Cornwall.


  • The Jesus Storybook Bible – 2010 ALA Notable Award
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible – 2009 NAPPA Award Winner
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible – Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award from Independent Publisher (2007)
  • "Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim" – Sydney Taylor Honour Award for Young Readers
  • "Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim" – National Jewish Book Award for Young Readers
  • Myron's Magic Cow- selected for 2006 White Ravens
  • NLA Wow! Award – 2006
  • AOI Silver Award – Student Section, AOI Images 28 Annual 2004

Published work

  • Always Remember with Cece Meng Philomel Books 2016
  • An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns with Betsy R. Rosenthal Millbrook Picture Books 2015
  • Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing with Sally Lloyd-Jones Zondervan 2012
  • Mowen & The Runaway Moon (A Productions for BBC/CBeebies) 2012
  • Oh No, Jonah! by Tilda Balsley Kar-Ben Publishing, 2012
  • Mr Aesop's Story Shop by Bob Hartman Lion UK, 2011
  • Children of God Storybook Bible Desmond Tutu (illustrated 3 stories) Zondervan
  • The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg by Shaun Chatto Mantra Lingua 2007
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones – Zondervan, 2007
  • The Longest Story In The World by Geraldine McCaughreanOxford University Press, 2007
  • Fox Fables – Mantra Lingua, April 2006
  • Fig’s Giant by Geraldine McCaughreanOxford University Press, Oct. 2005
  • Myron’s Magic Cow by Marlene Newman – Barefoot Books, Sept. 2005
  • Hansel and Gretel by Manju Gregory – Mantra Lingua, June 2005
  • The Little Red Hen by LR Hen – Mantra Lingua, May 2005
  • Tom and the Giant by Will Coleman – Brave Tales Books, May 2005
  • Lutey and the Mermaid by Will Coleman – Brave Tales Books, May 2005
  • Madgy Figgy’s Pig by Will Coleman -Brave Tales Books, May 2005
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