Kristi Kangilaski

Kristi Kangilaski is a picture book author from Estonia, as well as an illustrator, book and graphic designer and an art teacher. Kangilaski graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design in 2013 and published her first picture book in 2012. The Sun Goes on Holiday won a significant number of exceptional Estonian children’s literature awards and, in 2018, was published in Chinese. In 2014, Kangilaski’s second picture book Tiu and the Dove was selected for the White Ravens catalogue. In 2019, she won second place in the Knee-High Book Competition with her manuscript The Great Knight. Besides authoring her own picture books, Kangilaski has illustrated eight children’s books. Powerful imagery, swift lines, strong shapes, and attention to details characterize her artwork.

Profile photo: Piia Ruber

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Awards

2021
Nominee of the Annual Children's Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (The Great Knight)

2019

The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (The Great Knight)

2017

Good Children’s Book (Epp Petrone. Magic Words)
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Els Heinsalu. Eureka!)

2015

The White Ravens (Tiu and the Dove)
The Knee-High Book Competition, honourable mention (Lana Vatsel. Somebody Always Cares)

2014

5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Tiu and the Dove)

2013

5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristiina Kass. Dream Bird’s Nest)
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Epp Petrone. Guess?)

2012

Good Children’s Book (The Sun Goes on a Holiday)

2011

The Knee-High Book Competition, honourable mention (The Sun Goes on Holiday)

About the author

2020
Story time with Kristi Kangilaski (video)

2015
Estonian Books Chosen for the White Ravens Catalogue
Tuvi ei taha saia (The pigeon that does not like white bread) (The White Ravens)

Contact info

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