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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    Victo Ngai
    Victo Ngai is a Los Angeles-based illustrator from Hong Kong. "Victo" is neither a boy nor a typo, but a nickname derived from Victoria—a leftover from the British colonization.

    Ngai's work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and animations. Among her many clients are The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, General Electric, Lufthansa, Johnnie Walker, Apple, IMAX, MTA Art and Design, McDonald's, and Tor Forge.

    Ngai has received numerous honors, including Forbes 30 Under 30, The Society of News Design, The Society of Publications Designers, Communication Arts, Spectrum Fantastic, and the Society of Illustrators of New York. She's a current nominee for the Hugo, Locus, and Chesley awards.
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Dilys Evans Founder’s Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
    Orbis Pictus Award
    5 questions for Victo Ngai
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Journey to the West
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."—Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    J. R. R. Tolkein, George Orwell, and J. K. Rowling
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I like to draw, and I like to be paid to do what I like ever better.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Great work is honest work. Don't try to be someone else, your greatest and most unique asset lies within yourself.