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    About our Illustrator
    Violeta Dabija
    Violeta Dabija lives in Moldova, a small Eastern European country. She has a strong traditional art background, a BA degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design and 10 years of experience as a children's book illustrator. She works in both traditional and digital media and often mixes them to produce delicate and atmospheric illustrations with a traditional feel. She has illustrated about 25 children's books and she enjoys creating magic pictures and unique environments for her characters.
    Awards
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Golden Kite Award
    IRA Teacher's Choices
    Minnesota Book Award
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    Riverby Award
    Black Eyed Susan Book Awards
    Building STEAM with Día Book List
    Charlotte Zolotow Award
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Minnesota Book Award
    Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List
    4 questions for Violeta Dabija
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart."
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Igor Oleynikov, Rebecca Dautremer, Kirill Chelushkin
    4.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Don't get discouraged by rejections, keep doing what you love, believe in yourself and never give up.