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Martine Blanc (born 16 September 1944 in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme) is a French author and illustrator of ten books for children including The story of Timothy, the Two Hoots series in collaboration with Helen Cresswell, and All about Jesus.


Blanc holds a degree in architecture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, France.


In 1970s, Blanc started her writing career as a children's book author. Blanc's illustrations are also displayed in her children books and the Two Hoots series written by Helen Cresswell, a TV scriptwriter and children author. In addition, Blanc is also credited in the animation department of an animation 1993 film David Copperfield.


  • 1987 The Big Bang - as production administrator.
  • 1993 David Copperfield - as layout and posing administrator.



  • The story of Timothy, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1972
  • Hyacinthe, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1976

The character Timothy has led to an important merchandising in Japan (dolls, watches, tee-shirts...).

The Two Hoots series (text from Helen Cresswell)

  • Two Hoots, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1974
  • Two Hoots go to the sea, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1974
  • Two Hoots and the Big Bad Bird, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1975
  • Two Hoots in the Snow, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1975
  • Two Hoots Play Hide-And Seek, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1977
  • Two Hoots and the King, Ernest Benn Limited, London, 1977

Pelé, Velu et Dodue

  • Pelé, Velu et Dodue , Fernand Nathan, Paris, 1980

All about Jesus

  • All about Jesus: The Life and Teachings of Jesus in the Bible's Own Words, Loyola Press, 2000
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