Vlasta van Kampen
Vlasta van Kampen began her career as an illustrator with McClelland & Steward. Her first book, ABC/123: The Canadian Alphabet and Counting Book (Hurtig), won the 1982 Governor General's Award for Illustration. She is also the illustrator of the phenomenally popular Dinosaur Days (Stoddart Publishing) and Orchestranimals (Scholastic Canada). Vlasta van Kampen now works as a freelance designer and illustrator. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children.