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Phoebe Wahl is an award winning children’s book illustrator and surface designer whose work focuses on themes of comfort, nostalgia and intimacy with nature and one another. She grew up unschooled in Washington state, and credits her 'free range' childhood in the Northwest for much of her inspiration and work ethics. Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration, and  her first children's book Sonya's Chickens (Tundra) was the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator. Her second book, Backyard Fairies (Knopf) was released in March 2018, and her upcoming titles include Paper Mice (Simon & Schuster, written by Megan Wagner Lloyd), Little Witch Hazel (Tundra), and The Blue House (Knopf). Phoebe is represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary