Okay…before I give you some boring, official and semi-important information, I will tell you some fun facts about me. And maybe, that’s really all you need to (and want to) know. Here we go:
#1 Alexandra loves chocolate. A lot. Really.
#2 Alexandra comes from a big family. She is the youngest of seven children. Six girls and one boy. Now you’re probably thinking: “Oh, the poor brother.” No!! He was always loved by many women. His six sisters and his mom!
#3 Alexandra learned how to scuba dive, but her ears have a hard time decompressing. So, she decided that it’s just as interesting to go on a hike. And I am not making this up.
Are you ready for the other stuff? You know..the boring things? Here we go:
Alexandra Boiger was born in Munich, Germany, and studied graphic design. Her work as an animation assistant brought her initially to England, and then to DreamworksSKG in the United States. The first picture book she illustrated, While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, was written by Amy Reichert, published by the legendary Dick Jackson books, and was a Fall 2005 Book Sense Pick and a recipient of a Parents’ Choice Award. Since then Alexandra has illustrated numerous books, including the popular picture books about ballerina Tallulah, written by Marilyn Singer as well the charming chapter book series The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, written by Kallie George. Her latest book, When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Fight for an American Icon, is a non-fiction picture book, written by Natasha Wing, which celebrates winning in the face of immeasurable odds and how one person can make a big difference. Fall 2015 marked Alexandra’s debut as both author and illustrator, with Max and Marla, the opening in a picture book series, published by Putnam.
Alexandra’s work has been named to various state reading lists, including the Iowa Children’s Choice Master List, Chicago Library Best of the Best, and the Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award, among others. She has been invited by Studio Ghibli to contribute an original work to be included in the Mary Blair Centennial Exhibition which traveled to a number of cities throughout Japan. Alexandra lives in California together with her husband and daughter.
P.S. Fun fact #4 Alexandra was told, that…ON OCCASIONS(!!!) she snores. There you have it.
P.P.S. She also has two loving cats. I just thought you’d like to know.