David McKee Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Books, Parents, Siblings, Height, Weight, Death of the British writer and illustrator.
David McKee Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Books
David John McKee was a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children’s books and animations.
The first book he sold was of a story he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. It is about a South American bird who can carry two cans of paint on its enormous bill. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964; a 1985 edition with new illustrations by McKee was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press.
McKee produced several characters who formed the basis of book series, including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Elmer was first published by Dobson Books in 1968, and was re-issued by Andersen Press in 1989.
His 29 Elmer books have sold more than 10 million copies and have appeared in more than 60 languages, being adapted as a stage play and an animated series.
He illustrated books by other authors, including some of the more recent Paddington Bear books. He also illustrated books written by his mother, Violet McKee, and by his son, Chuck McKee.
He was a UK nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 for his contribution as a children’s illustrator.
In recognition of his whole body of work, he was awarded a BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.
He declared it a “shock” but “fantastic”, and said he’d “never been one for the spotlight or winning awards.”
In the year 2011, McKee was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Plymouth University.
David McKee Height & Weight
How tall and heavy David Mckee was? He stands tall at 6.1 ft (1.86 m) and weighs 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb).
David McKee Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings
McKee was married to Bakhta, a French-Algerian art-dealer, with whom he shared an interest in collecting drawings and African tribal art. The couple had a son together.
Information about his parents and siblings are not available on the net, as our efforts to find out more about them came to no avail.
David McKee Net Worth
How rich was David McKee? He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his death.
David McKee Age & Death
David McKee was born on January 2, 1935, in Tavistock, United Kingdom, and died on April 7, 2022, at the age of 87.