About the Authors
Dai Yun is an accomplished author of children’s picture books. Her captivating storytelling is influenced by her multicultural background. With an impressive repertoire, her acclaimed books, such as “The Wandering Chicken,” “Sudan’s Horn,” “Where Can We Go,” and “Have You Seen the Magpie,” have garnered prestigious awards in China. Yun’s works have been recognized as Recommended Books by the National Library of China’s Wenjin Book Award and have received international acclaim, with translations available in English, French, Danish, Arabic, and more. In 2021, she was awarded the esteemed First Prize at the Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Book Award. Originally from Nanjing, China, she pursued her studies and career in Sydney, Australia, and currently resides in Singapore with her family.
Gui Tuzi, also known as Liu Jing, is a highly acclaimed illustrator and esteemed member of the China Artists Association. Her outstanding contributions to the field of illustration have garnered numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2014 Crowned Children’s Book, the 2015 Most Beautiful Picture Book in China, the 2018 Bing Xin Children’s Book Award, and the 2019 CCBF Golden Pinwheel Award, the 7th National Illustration Biennial Silver Award, the 17th Golden Dragon Awards for Best Illustration, the HILL ILLUSTRATION 2019 Best Work Award, and the shortlist of the WIA2020 World Illustration Awards. Gui Tuzi’s captivating illustrations have been showcased in esteemed exhibitions, including the 13th National Art Exhibition and the Bratislava International Biennial of Illustration (BIB) in 2021. Based in Nanjing, China, Gui Tuzi continues to captivate audiences worldwide with an exceptional talent for storytelling through art.
Helen H. Wu is a children’s book author and illustrator, as well as a translator and publisher. She is the author of “Tofu Takes Time,” illustrated by Julie Jarema, and “Long Goes To Dragon School,” illustrated by Mae Besom. Helen is the Publisher of Yeehoo Press, an independent children’s book publisher based in San Diego, California. Fascinated by the differences and similarities between cultures, Helen loves to share stories that empower children to understand the world and our connections. Born and raised in Hefei, China, Helen moved to the US in her 20s. Currently, she resides in San Diego, California with her family. Find more about Helen at helenhwu.com.