Phoebe Wahl is an artist 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 currently lives in Washington state. Her first children's book Sonya's Chickens (Tundra) was the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator, as well as a Kirkus star, and was listed by School Library Journal, Kirkus and HuffPost Books as being one of the Best Children's Books of 2015. Her next books, Backyard Fairies (Knopf) and Paper Mice (Simon & Schuster, written by Megan Wagner Lloyd) are coming out in Spring 2018. Phoebe is represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary.