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Maria van Lieshout

Maria van Lieshout

A native of the Netherlands, Maria van Lieshout lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son. Her first picture book for Feiwel and Friends was Bloom: A Little Book About Finding Love. She is also the author of Hopper and Wilson, published by Philomel. She is the former creative director for Coca-Cola.

Leiden (outside of Amsterdam), Holland

Currently Resides:
San Francisco, CA

Favorite Books:
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, and anything written and/or illustrated by Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka

Favorite Author & Illustrator:
Dick Bruna (author) and Fiep Westendorp (illustrator), both Dutch

Interesting fact:
Maria has always had a fascination with color, and the emotional effect color has on us, which is why she set out to create a series of little books, each painted in one color, dealing with one emotion. Maria says, "Perhaps this interest has something to do with my mother, who is a therapist...?"

Catching Kisses

Catching Kisses

Amy Gibson; illustrated by Maria van Lieshout
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

At any given moment/someone, somewhere
is blowing a kiss.
And somewhere/someone/is catching it.

So begins this journey of the heart, as readers young...

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