Each year we have a special Book Week poster made and 2019’s illustrator will be Elly MacKay! Elly was a part of 2018 Book Week, touring in Prince Edward Island. She is an award winning picture book maker and is the author and illustrator of books such as Butterfly Park, Red Sky at Night and If You Hold a Seed. We are big fans of Elly’s books and are looking forward to the beautiful poster she’ll make using her paper art style.
Elly MacKay is an award winning picture book maker living in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada with her family and rambunctious dog, Griffin. She is the author and illustrator of several books such as Butterfly Park, Red Sky at Night and If You Hold a Seed. She attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design as well as The University of Canterbury with a focus on printmaking and illustration. She also has a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Elly taught both in schools and as an educator at galleries before pursuing a career in picture books. When not creating in the studio, Elly loves visiting schools and libraries to share her love of books, writing and art with young readers and makers.
Learn more about her and her work here.