(From Western Morning News)
Pauline Baynes, who has died aged 85, was a children's book illustrator perhaps best known for her illustrations for J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit.
She also illustrated seven volumes of C S Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, and countless other books.
In 1968, she won the Kate Greenaway Medal for her artwork for Grant Uden's A Dictionary Of Chivalry, and wrote and illustrated her own books as well.
One of her projects, a series of designs accompanying selections from the Koran, is scheduled for publication in 2009.
Her work came to the attention of J R R Tolkien by chance. Tolkien had made his name with his …