Katia Canton studied architecture, dance and journalism in her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. She has lived in Paris and New York, were she began writing and making art and performance. She has a PhD from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, on Fairy Tales and the Arts and is an Associate Professor of contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo, lecturing internationally about fairy tales, art and narrative. Katia has published around 50 books and has won many of the most significant prizes in Brazil, such the Jabuti Prize for three times times, the Malba Tahan Prize twice and the Troféu Vasco Prado. She has been granted with many “Highly Recommended” awards given by FNLIJ (National Foundation of Literature for Children and Young Adults, Brazil) and her books have been consistently adopted by government literary programs. For more information on the author please check: www.katiacanton.com.br.