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About Marina



Children’s books and art are Marina Gioti’s twin passions; passions that have found their perfect expression in her best-selling children’s books. Born in Athens, Greece, Marina studied Marketing and Fine Arts at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. followed by Communication Design and Illustration at Pratt Institute in N.Y. She is the 1999 recipient of the John Peter’s Publication Award and Scholarship from the N.Y. Art Directors Club and has won a Bronze Pentaward for her work in design. Her book, “Twice upon a time – Little Red Riding Hood,” was voted as one of the 10 best picture books in her native Greece (2016).

Marina spends her time between Greece and the UK, writing, illustrating and giving book presentations to children and parents. She is a regular contributor to popular magazines and websites, and a member of the Greek Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).


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