Phoebe Wahl is an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and surface designer. Her work focuses on themes of comfort, fantasy, 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 ethic. Phoebe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in illustration. Her first children’s book, Sonya’s Chickens (Tundra), was the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for new illustrator. Phoebe lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she has a retail shop and teaches illustration at Western Washington University.