Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Rachel Wada was born in Japan, grew up briefly in Hong Kong and China, and now lives and works in Vancouver. Her illustrative style is characterized by rich textures, colours and details executed both traditionally and digitally. Her children’s book debut, The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden written by Heather Smith (Orca Book Publishers), has received four starred reviews and been named a Best Picture Book of 2019 by both Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. Rachel’s work can also be found in newspapers, magazines and online publications.