Hatem is an illustrator and cartoonist born in Egypt and currently living in NB, Canada with his wife, son and more pets than people.His illustrated work includes the Newbery Honor winner The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz (Penguin, USA). The Unicorn Rescue Society series also by Adam Gidwitz with several contributing authors such as Jesse Casey, Joe Bruchac, Hena Khan, David Bowles and Emma Otheguy(Penguin, USA). The Story Pirates book series with Geoff Rodkey and Jaqueline West (Random House, USA), Early readers series Meet Yasmin with Saadia Faruqi(Capstone, USA) , and picture books such as How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller (Sterling, USA), The Proudest Blue with Ibtihaj Muhammad & S.K. Ali (Little Brown &Co., USA), Giant Egg with Thuraya Khaled (Kadi & Ramadi, KSA), Takhseera with Naseeba Alozaibi (Dar Alalam Alarabi, UAE).He worked with a variety of publishers including Dutton Children's books(Penguin Young Readers), Scholastic, Capstone, Rodale kids, Little Brown and Company, Stripes, Oxford university press, MTV world, Highlights magazine, Chirp magazine, Kalimat, HBKU Press, Rubicon publishing, Kadi & Ramadi,Academia, Asala, Hachette-Antoine, Dar Al Alam al Arabi, Majid magazine.He has more upcoming books and projects in the works . You can find him online at metahatem.com or @metahatem.