She was a lovely person with a lively humorous spirit.
My sister Kilmeny and I were fortunate to have illustrated many of her stories over the years.
Jean compiled various collections of folk tales, poems, activities and songs, retold in her easy going style with close attention to detail.
Her works have been consistently popular, and although the collections I mentioned are now out of print, they are well represented in libraries around Australia.
The illustrations below are from the book, Tell Me Another Tale, a collection written and compiled by Jean Chapman, and first published in 1976. Kilmeny and I had a great time creating some imaginative illustrations inspired by Jean's writings.
Jean will be sadly missed.