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Pauline Ts’o
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Pauline Ts’o is an author, illustrator, photographer, and co-founder of Rhythm and Hues Studios, a computer animation and visual effects company that has won multiple Academy Awards (Life of Pi, Babe, and The Golden Compass—Best Visual Effects). Pauline’s production credits as a digital artist and lighting/art supervisor include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Disney’s theme park attraction “It’s Tough to be a Bug,” and various commercials, including the first Coca-Cola Polar Bear spot. She first encountered the Native American culture of the desert Southwest during a photography workshop in the 1980s and kept going back. Pauline lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and pre-teen twins.

Pauline Ts’o has written and illustrated the Wisdom Tales book Whispers of the Wolf. Whispers of the Wolf was published in October, 2015. It is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming and atmospheric tale, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today in the Southwest.

Awards Won by This Author’s Books

  • Whispers of the Wolf
    • Silver Medal in the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year Awards, in the “Best New Voice: Children's/Young Adult” category
    • Silver Medal in the “Illustration – Graphic” category of the 2015 Midwest Book Awards

More on Author and Illustrator Pauline Ts’o:

diamond bullet pointPauline Ts’o has her own web site, which has more on her books (including Whispers of the Wolf ), samples of some beautiful artwork in various media, as well as more biographical information (including a piece on how she became an artist). Click here to go to the web site of Pauline Ts’o in a new tab or window.

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