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Lena Podesta

Lena Podesta is an illustrator, animator, and story artist, and Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon! is her first picture book. She has worked as an artist in the animation industry on various TV, commercial, and feature film projects. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons. You can usually find her there, drawing pictures for kids and grown-ups, in her secret hideout, which is at the bottom of a volcano.

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November 2019

Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Graham Annable, author and illustrator of Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths; Mina Javaherbin, author of My Grandma & Me; and Lena Podesta, illustrator of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!; discuss making picture books with moderator Heidi Schulz, author of Giraffes…

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Storytime: Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!


With: Lena Podesta
November 9 @ 11:10 am - 11:30 am
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

A dauntless lass and a hyperactive dragon learn to keep pace with each other as they forge a friendship. Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is…

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