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Bestard Aina

About The Author

Aina Bestard is an illustrator and textile designer who divides her time between Barcelona and Mallorca. As a little girl, her grandfather shared his artistic vocation with her by teaching her to draw. Bestard has studied graphic design and has worked for brands such as Miró Jeans, Women’s Secret, and Camper. Her beautifully illustrated children's books have been published around the world.


Books in her immensely successful What’s Hidden series have been published in more than a dozen countries, with over 200,000 copies in print. Titles include What’s Hidden in the Woods?, What’s Hidden in the Sea?, and What’s Hidden in the Body. 


Her most recent book, Paisajes perdidos de la Tierra, has been translated into 10 languages since its publication in 2021. It has been awarded the Prix Sorcières 21, one of the most prestigious literary awards in France,  and Best Illustrated Book of 2020 by the Association of Booksellers of Northern Spain.  It is also a finalist for the 2021 Andersen Prize in Nonfiction.

2019 Awards:  Serra d'Or Critics Award - Knowledge ( Naixements bestials )
2019: Junceda Awards – Non-fiction Book Finalist ( Naixements bestials )
2018 : Associazioni Autori di Immagini - LYRA per le Belle Arti ( What's Hidden in the Body? )
2018 : Junceda Awards - Children's Book Finalist ( Què s'amaga dins el cos humà? )


Books by Bestard Aina