Etienne Delessert was born in 1941 in Switzerland and for over thirty years taught himself the skills of an illustrator, translating his own ideas and fantasies into his own visual language. Delessert has illustrated more than eighty books, some translated in 14 languages, with millions of copies sold worldwide. He is the recipient of thirteen gold and twelve silver medals of the American Society of Illustrators as well as the 1996 Hamilton King Award, and recently a finalist for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. He is considered as one of the fathers of modern children's picture books.
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