Janie Jaehyun Park

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Janie Jaehyun Park

Author, Illustrator
Ottawa, ON

Applied Arts Magazine Contest (Winner, 2003)

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award (Winner, 2002)

Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (Short-listed, 2002)

Applied Arts Magazine Contest (Winner, 2000)

Korean Publishing Illustrators’ Association Contest, Korea (Winner, 1994)

Korean Publishing Illustrators’ Association Contest, Korea (Winner, 1991)


Count your way through Zimbabwe (Millbrook Press, Mineapolis, 2007)

The Love of Two Stars (Groundwood Books, Toronto, 2005)

Yong is busy (Froebel Korea, Seoul, 2004)

The Leopard and The Rabbit (Froebel Korea, Seoul, 2003)

The Tiger and The Dried Persimmon (Mitsummura Education Co., Tokyo(2006), Froebel Korea, Seoul(2003), Groundwood books, Toronto(2002))


Picture books


Janie Jaehyun Park was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea. She spent her childhood in love with music, reading, drawing and painting. She has a BA in French literature from Yonsei University in Seoul, and a diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, where she won the Board of Governor's Silver Medal and was named a Sheridan Scholar.
Her work has won several awards including Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award from IBBY Canada, two from Applied Arts Magazine and two from The Korean Publishing Illustrators' Association.
Her first picture book, The Tiger and The Dried Persimmon, the retelling of a Korean folktale, was nominated as a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards and won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in Canada in 2002 and published in Korea and Japan. She has published several other children’s and educational books in Korea and USA/Canada. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.