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Juana Martinez-Neal is a mixed media, traditional artist born in Lima, the capital of Peru. She is the illustrator of "La Madre Goose" and "La Princesa and the Pea" (forthcoming from Putnam), both written by Susan Middleton Elya. Additionally, Juana illustrating "Swashby and the Sea" (forthcoming from HMH) written by Beth Ferry. Her debut picture book as author-illustrator, "Alma", will be published by Candlewick Press in Spring 2018.
Juana was named to the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Illustration Honor list in 2014 and awarded the SCBWI Portfolio Showcase Grand Prize in 2012. Juana lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her family.