Katalin Szegedi graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts where she majored in Applied Graphics and Book Design, earning her Master of Arts Degree in 1991. That same year, she began illustrating books in her native Hungary. In 1994, Katalin was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where she spent three months developing her style. For some years, she taught graphic design and illustration to young artists. In 2001, Ms. Szegedi began creating illustrations for foreign publishers, and her work won her Hungary’s prestigious “The Most Beautiful Children’s Book” prize. Amazingly, this distinction--The Hungarian equivalent to the Caldecott Medal--was repeated in 2003. Kata is married and has three children. Ms. Szegedi has published The Weight of a Mass, A Tale of Faith and its companion volume, Take It to the Queen, A Tale of Hope with Gingerbread House.

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