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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maria Mola  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Illustrator

Born: in Barcelona, Spain

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Illinois Connection

Mola lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maria Mola studied art at the Francesca Bonnemaison School in Barcelona, Spain, and the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She works in both traditional and digital media, often combining both. She has illustrated books in the US and European markets.

Published Works

  • Koala Challah, Kar-Ben Publishing, 2017
  • Sparkle Boy, Lee & Low Books , 2017
  • Jeremy's Dreidel , Kar-Ben Publishing, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

Koala challah /
ISBN: 1512420883. OCLC Number:

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"Lila the koala just wants to help her family get ready for Shabbat, but she always ends up making a mess instead. So she spends a whole week practicing making challah, and comes up with the perfect recipe just in time for Shabbat."--Provided by publisher.

Sparkle boy /
ISBN: 1620142856. OCLC Number:

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"Three-year-old Casey wants what his older sister, Jessie, has--a shimmery skirt, glittery painted nails, and a sparkly bracelet--but Jessie does not approve. After two boys tease Casey about his appearance, Jessie evolves to a place of acceptance and celebration of her gender creative younger brother"--

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