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About Marina

Marina Gioti is an avid explorer of children’s imagination, an author and illustrator of 14 picture books, including the successful children’s book series “Twice Upon a Time” and the best-selling books “One Heart” and “Yeti, the power of yet”.

Born in Athens, Greece, Marina studied Marketing and Fine Arts at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., followed by Communication Design and Ιillustration at the Pratt Institute in N.Y.

She has received the John Peter’s Publication Award and Scholarship from the Art Directors’ Club in New York, and has won a Bronze Pentaward for her work in design. In 2021, her book “Yeti, the power of yet” received the Public Children’s Book of the year award.

Marina’s books, originally written in Greek, have been translated in English, Italian and Korean and are constantly in the best seller lists in her native Greece.

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

Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/marinagioti

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