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Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines and a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine, before moving to New York to study illustration in Parsons - The New School for Design.

 

Today, she is a full time illustrator and author who also works in textile design and ceramics.

Her debut author/illustrated picture book, I AM A CAT, was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers in 2018, received 3 star reviews, and was translated into 15 languages.

A new board book edition will be published April 2022

Her second picture book, LEYLA, was published May 2019, with a starred review from PW, was named as a Summer 2019 Selection by the Junior Library Guild and was translated to 6 languages.

Her Third book, The Pumpernickel Daffodil, Will be published in 2023.

Galia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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