Leffler, Silke

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Leffler, Silke

Personal

Born in Vorarlberg, Austria. Education: Studied design.

Addresses

Office—Silke Leffler Design & Illustration, Im Oberdorf 13, D 78661 Dietingen, Germany. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Illustrator and graphic designer. Worked as a textile designer in England, early 1990s; children's book illustrator, beginning 1998.

Awards, Honors

Several design prizes; Nachwuchsförderpreis, Reinhold-Beitlich-Stiftung, 1998; Schönste Kinderbuch Österreichs, 2003, for Das Fabelbuch; Anerkennungspreis (Vienna, Austria), 2004, for Freunde lässt man nicht im Stich; Preis der Stadt Wien für das Kinderbuch, 2004, for Der Blumenball; Jugendbuchpreis, 2005, for Der Tagesschlucker.

Writings

SELF-ILLUSTRATED

Der Tatesschlucker, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2005.

ILLUSTRATOR

Weihnachten ganz wunderbar: Ein literarischer Adventskalender, Ueberreuter (Vienna, Austria), 2000, translated as A Simply Wonderful Christmas: A Literary Advent Calendar, 2000.

Schnip, Schnapp, Schnorum: Lieder und Reime für Große und Kleine, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2001.

Das Fabelbuch von Aesop bis heute, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2003.

Sigrid Laube, Freunde lässt man nicht im Stich, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2003.

Das Andersen Märchenbuch, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2004, translated by Friederun Reichenstetter as Andersen's Fairy Tales, North-South (New York, NY), 2007.

Aufgewacht der Frühling kommt, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2004.

Sigrid Laube, Der Blumenball, Annette Betz (Vienna, Austria), 2005, translated by Philip Boehm as The Flower Ball, Pumpkin House Ltd. (Columbus, OH), 2005.

Heinz Janisch, Über die Liebe: Die schönsten Geschichten und Gedicht, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2006.

Heinz Janisch, Über die Freundschaft: Die schönsten Geschichten und Gedicht, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2006.

Heinz Janisch, "Ich hab ein kleines Problem," sagt der Bär, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2007, translated as "I Have a Little Problem," Said Bear, North-South (New York, NY), 2009.

Constanze Breckoff, Geschenkbuch Liebe, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2009.

Constanze Breckoff, Geschenkbuch Glück, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2009.

Constanze Breckoff, Geschenkbuch Geburstag, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2009.

Constanze Breckoff, Geschenkbuch Baby, Annette Betz (Munich, Germany), 2009.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, October 15, 2007, Carolyn Phelan, review of Andersen's Fairy Tales, p. 48; December 15, 2008, Carolyn Phelan, review of "I Have a Little Problem," Said Bear, p. 52.

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2007, review of Andersen's Fairy Tales.

Publishers Weekly, April 24, 2006, review of The Flower Ball, p. 60.

School Library Journal, July, 2006, Donna Cardon, review of The Flower Ball, p. 82; October, 2006, Mara Alpert, review of A Simply Wonderful Christmas: A Literary Advent Calendar, p. 100; December, 2007, Susan Scheps, review of Andersen's Fairy Tales, p. 142.

ONLINE

Silke Leffler Home Page,http://www.leffler-design.de (January 15, 2009).