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    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    Stephanie Yue
    Stephanie Yue grew up in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, and went to New York to study illustration. Currently, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and spends her days drawing, practicing kung fu, and making stuff.
    Awards
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    School Library Journal Top Ten Graphic Novel
    Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
    Missouri State Teacher's Association Reading Circle selection
    4 questions for Stephanie Yue
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    I'd be hard pressed to pick just one. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH left an impression on me, and Brian Jacques' Redwall series filled my head with adventure through much of middle school. I also really enjoyed Paul Jenning's short stories.
    2.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Right now, I'm adoring Shaun Tan. Also, Arthur Rackham's illustrations are just magical. Bill Watterson has been a favorite since childhood.
    3.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I suppose at the heart of it, I want to recreate the sense of awe and inspiration in kids that I felt as a kid.
    4.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Nothing worth doing is easy.