Bestselling children’s books author Mary Engelbreit had her first design studio when she was just 11 years old. Admittedly, her studio was small and tucked into the linen closet of her St. Louis home, but it was here that Mary’s love of illustration began. By devouring the nostalgic designs in her mother’s vintage storybooks, Mary developed her own unique style that harkens back to those simpler times.
With fans all over the world, Engelbreit’s works have gone beyond illustrating bestselling children’s books. Her media empire has branched out into calendars, greeting cards and thousands of gifts, crafts and home accents, with more than $1 billion in sales around the world. In fact, her New York Times bestseller The Night Before Christmas is part of the holiday tradition for families across the country. Other beloved additions to the growing roster of Mary Engelbreit books are her New York Times bestsellers Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose and Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales, which are perfect companions to this volume.
Today, thousands of retailers sell Mary Engelbreit books and products to her countless fans, and Mary Engelbreit Studios continues to add new licensees and product categories. Mary and her family live in St. Louis, Missouri.
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