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Simona Mulazzani was born in Milan and now lives in Pesaro. After graduating with a degree in Art, she studied scientific illustration and took a job in packaging design. In 1994, she began to work as an illustrator. Since then, she has illustrated more than 90 children's books. She won a Silver Medal from the Society of illustrators in 2005 and 2013. She received the Italian Andersen prize in 2008, and the Emanuele Luzzati's prize for illustration in 2010.