Northwestern College to host illustrator and author of children’s books


The author and illustrator of a recently published children’s book will speak at Northwestern College on Tuesday, November 2 at 1:45 p.m. ET.

Artist Duha Lee of Orange City, illustrator of “Sleepy Baby Samurai and the Magic Painting”, will appear in person, while author Andrew Zeller of Canada will join Zoom. The event will take place in the children’s collection of the DeWitt Library, located on the lower level of the DeWitt Learning Commons.

Lee and Zeller will read the story and then discuss their story development process from creation to publication. The duo will also answer questions from the audience.

Aimed at ages 4 to 8, “Sleepy Baby Samurai and the Magic Painting” is a bedtime story about an adorable little boy who can’t seem to fall asleep. When he tries to find his mom and his favorite blanket, he enters a fantastic and magical world painted by her and inspired by Japanese art. The little samurai relies on his courage and imagination to find what he is looking for.

Illustrator Duha Lee grew up in Taiwan in a family where everyone painted or taught art. She studied digital painting and graphic design at university. Lee currently lives in Orange City with her husband Han-Yen Kao, professor of economics at Northwestern College, and their two young children. In addition to authoring her children’s book, Zeller works on films, creates digital images and visual effects, and teaches others how to use technology to tell a story. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and son.

For more information on this event, contact Sara Huyser, DeWitt Library Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected] or 712-707-7311.


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