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Yara Kono

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1972.

She started making her first drawings on the wall of the sitting room. Her mother, who at first was not too pleased, finally gave in to the "artistic talents" of her daughter.

From wall to paper, from paper to the computer the years have gone by.

Since 2004 she is part of the Planeta Tangerina team.

In 2008 she received together with Isabel Minhós Martins, an Honorable Mention at the 1st Compostela International Prize for Picture Books with the book “Ovelhinha Dá-me Lã”.

In 2010 she won the National Prize of Illustration, with "O Papão no Desvão", written by Ana Saldanha.

In 2013 «A Ilha» by João Gomes de Abreu and Yara Kono, won a Mention in Opera Prima Category at the Bologna Ragazzi Awards. That year she also received a Special Mention Award in the National Prize for Illustration with the book “Uma onda pequenina”.