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David Elliot is a New Zealand illustrator, known internationally for his contributions to the Redwall fantasy series by British author, Brian Jacques. He has illustrated the last six Redwall books and also the Mossflower Anniversary Edition (with full-page illustrations). He also illustrated the second and third volumes of Jacques' Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series and American author, T. A. Barron's The Great Tree of Avalon series, beginning with Child of the Dark Prophecy. Most recently he has provided illustrations for Time Magazine editor Jeffrey Kluger's first book for children, Nacky Patcher and the Curse of the Dry Land Boats, due to be published in 2007.
Recent publications within New Zealand include illustrations for Janet Frame's only book for children, Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun and also The Smell of Powder, a book on New Zealand dueling, by Dr. Donald Kerr, both published in 2006. His most recent project is The Hunting of the Snark, by Lewis Carroll (Private Press edition, with the University of Otago in Dunedin).