Illustrator

Paola Escobar

Biography

Paola Escobar, the illustrator of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, grew up traveling from town to town in Colombia. From a very young age she liked to draw the stories her grandmother Clara told about her ancestors, the countryside, and animals. Today, Paola is an illustrator who is passionate about telling stories of her own, having published with SM Spain, Planeta, Norma, and more. She lives very happily in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.

The Hatmakers
Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built
Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales
Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers
Selena: Queen of Tejano Music
Anne Frank (Little Guides to Great Lives)
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
The Hatmakers

Books by Paola Escobar

    Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers
    Anna James, Paola Escobar
    Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built
    Paola Escobar, Angela Burke Kunkel
    Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales
    Anna James, Paola Escobar
    The Hatmakers
    Tamzin Merchant, Paola Escobar
    Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
    Anika Denise, Paola Escobar
    Anne Frank (Little Guides to Great Lives)
    Isabel Thomas, Paola Escobar

Book Stats

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Authored
7
Illustrated
6
Collaborators

All Paola Escobar Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2021The HatmakersTamzin Merchant384
2020Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He BuiltAngela Burke Kunkel40
2020Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy TalesAnna James288
2020Pages & Co.: The BookwanderersAnna James304
2020Selena: Queen of Tejano MusicSilvia Lopez48
2019Anne Frank (Little Guides to Great Lives)Isabel Thomas64
2019Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura BelpréAnika Denise40

Collaborators

Anna James
Angela Burke Kunkel
Tamzin Merchant
Anika Denise
Isabel Thomas
Silvia Lopez

Book Dedications by Paola Escobar

  • For my love, Alejandro. Thanks for filling our house with books.
    Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built