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Melissa Castrillón


Melissa Castrillón is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin and moved to Cambridge eight years ago, where she earned a First class Honors Degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a Master’s Degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream and Yellow Kayak, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.

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Book Dedications by Melissa Castrillón

  • For Lizzy, the best art director and friend across the seas! Thank you for your endless passion, guidance, and support.
    Yellow Kayak

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