Will Hillenbrand

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A HEAD FULL OF PICTURES I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where my family owned a barbershop. Each summer I would walk to the shop and deliver my Dad’s hot lunch. Then I would take a break and listen to the conversations. Many customers told “big fish” stories laced with humor and exaggeration. I enjoyed drawing those stories at the kitchen table when I returned home. Later I went to art school, and after taking a class in picture book art, I decided to try illustrating children’s literature. After more than 70 books, I still feel lucky to do what I love. I live with my wife, Jane, and son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio

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