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Qin Leng was born in Shanghai, and later moved to France then Montreal. She now lives in Toronto with her partner and works as a designer and illustrator. Her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became a second nature for her to express herself through art. Qin Leng graduated from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and work. In 2009, she illustrated her first picturebook and has been busy ever since. From very early on, she always loved to portray the innocence of children and has developed a passion for children’s books. She has published numerous picture books in North America, Europe, and Asia, for publishers such as Random House, Highlights, Groundwood Books, Kids Can Press, Annick Press, Inhabit Media, Second Story Press, Chirp, Owl Kids, Simply Read Books, Usborne, Gallimard Jeunesse, Hatier, Bayard Jeunesse, and Dominique et Compagnie. Her books have been nominated for prices, such as the prestigious Governor General Literary Award in 2014 and she has been a recipient of the 2015 Asian Pacific Literary Award for best picturebook.