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Yuliya Pieletskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine but spent the latter half of her childhood in Upstate NY. She has been a freelance illustrator, surface and motion designer for the past 6 years and has worked with clients such as Cartoon Network and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Like many artists, she finds nature and animals a cherished source of inspiration. She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two bunnies Marnie and Ham who also often inspire her work. 

Represented by Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management for all children's lit illustration inquiries please contact

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2019 - The Climbing Tree, written by John Stith, POW! Kids Books

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2021 - ABC...Thankful Me, written by Kyaw Lin, POW! Kids Books (forthcoming, 2022)

Past Clients:

Chronicle Books

Cartoon Network

POW! Kids Books

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Benchmark Education

SPi Global

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