Stéphane Jorisch - Illustrator

Stéphane Jorisch

Stéphane Jorisch is an illustrator whose imaginative work has won many awards, including the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration. His works are produced in watercolor, gouache and also pen and ink, following in the footsteps of his father who illustrated comic strips for newspapers in Europe. Stéphane's first book, Oma's Quilt, won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award. His second project, Suki's Kimono, was named an Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award Honour Book. Stéphane has illustrated two titles in the KCP Visions in Poetry series, including Jabberwocky, and his latest, The Owl and The Pussycat. They both won the Governor General's Awards for Illustration. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane Jorisch also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane was born in Brussels and grew up in Lachine, Quebec. He now lives in Montreal with his girlfriend and their three children.

Suki's Kimono

2005 - Chocolate Lily Award, Short-listed
2005 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2004 - Mr. Christie Book Award, Runner-up
2004 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Runner-up
2004 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, Short-listed
2004 - Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2004 - Children's Book Award Notable Book, International Reading Association, Winner
2004 - Book of the Year - Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner

The Owl and the Pussycat

2008 - Governor General's Literary Award, children's illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Winner
2008 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Short-listed
2007 - Parents' Choice Award, Winner

Picture Books