Thyra Heder is a visual storyteller working across many mediums.  She is an author and illustrator of picture books and a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist for clients in film, television, advertising, fashion and architecture.  She was a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow in 2015 with the project Over the Eaves, and was awarded the SFFS Hearst Grant along with the co-writer and director, Brent Green.  Her three picture books, Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report and Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared), are published with Abrams Books for Young Readers and have each received starred Kirkus reviews.  Fraidyzoo and Alfie were ALA Notable Books and Alfie was awarded an E.B. White Read Aloud Honor by the Association of Booksellers for Children.  She lives and works in Brooklyn with a dog named Toby.

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