About Kertu Sillaste
Kertu Sillaste graduated from Tallinn’s University of Art in 1996 as a textile designer. Having written and illustrated three picture books, and illustrated a further fourteen books, Kertu is based near Tallinn, living with her husband and two sons. Working as a teacher within the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, teaching and developing artistic techniques, Kertu has also participated in illustration exhibitions in Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Italy and the UK. Kertu has also been nominated and attained numerous awards including The White Ravens, The Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, The Good Children’s Book, and The Knee-High Book Competition.