Kazuno Kohara grew up in Japan and came to the UK as a student of illustration and print-making. Her first book, The Haunted House was published in 2008 to great acclaim both at home and abroad; selected by the New York Times as one of their Top Ten Illustrated Books of 2008, it has also been shortlisted for the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award and nominated for the 2010 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Jack Frost also secured Kazuno a nomination for Best Emerging Illustrator at the Booktrust Early Years Awards. Kazuno has now returned to Japan, where she lives in Osaka.
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