Ever since she was very small, Carolina Rabei loved drawing. After attaining a BA in Graphic Design in Moldova, she received a distinction in Children’s Book Illustration from the prestigious Cambridge School of Art.
Carolina’s stunning debut picture book, Snow (Faber & Faber), illustrating Walter de la Mare’s poem, was published to critical acclaim: it was nominated for the esteemed Kate Greenaway Medal and featured on The Independent's list of '11 Best Books for 4 to 7-Year-Olds'. Carolina went on to illustrate more of Walter de la Mare's work: The Ride-by-Nights, Summer Evening and the eagerly awaited Silver, published in the UK (Faber & Faber), Russia, Japan and China.
She also authored and illustrated Crunch! (Child’s Play), a warm and touching tale about friendship, which was shortlisted for the Read It Again! competition in 2016 and has been translated into five languages.
Carolina loves working on a diverse range of projects and her artwork reveals a unique mix of traditional as well as digital techniques.