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About MeI am one the co-creators (along with my twin brother, Jack) of the popular board book series Cozy Classics (Chronicle Books) and Star War Epic Yarns (Chronicle + read more Books). Both series abridge beloved stories into just 12 words and 12 needle felted illustrations. Our books have been featured by many media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, Parents, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, NPR, Fox News, and CBC.

I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and was briefly a middle school teacher. Now, in addition to creating kids books, I'm also a part-time lawyer.

I have a bachelor of science from the University of Toronto, as well as an education degree, a masters degree (architecture history) and a law degree from the University of British Columbia.

I still live in Vancouver with my wife, Amy, and our two children. When I'm not making books, I can be found playing mediocre ice hockey or even worse guitar. Show Less


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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Board Books

Published WorksStar Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope (Chronicle Books, spring 2015)

Star Wars Epic Yarns: The Empire Strikes Back (Chronicle Books, spring 2015)

Star Wars Epic Yarns: Return of the Jedi (Chronicle Books, spring 2015)

Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice (Chronicle Books, spring 2016)

Cozy Classics: War and Peace (Chronicle Books, spring 2016)

Cozy Classics: Moby Dick (Chronicle Books, spring 2016)

Cozy Classics: Great Expectations (Chronicle Books, spring 2016)

Cozy Classics: The Nutcracker (Chronicle Books, fall 2016)

Cozy Classics: Les Misérables (Chronicle Books, fall 2016)

Cozy Classics: Emma (Chronicle Books, fall 2016)

Cozy Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Chronicle Books, fall 2016)

Cozy Classics: The Wizard of Oz (Chronicle Books, spring 2017)

Cozy Classics: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Chronicle Books, spring 2017)

Cozy Classics: Jane Eyre (Chronicle Books, spring 2017)

Cozy Classics: Oliver Twist (Chronicle Books, spring 2017)

Speaking InformationHolman Wang has spoken widely about his books, his unique artistic process (including giving needle-felting workshops) and his strategies for navigating career + read more change at schools, libraries, private corporate events, festivals and conventions across Canada and the United States, including:

Google Tech Corners – Sunnyvale, California

Lucasfilm Ltd. – San Francisco, California

SXSW Interactive Festival – Austin, Texas

Star Wars Celebration – Anaheim, California

San Diego Comic-Con – San Diego, California

New York Comic-Con, New York City, New York

Maker Faire – San Mateo, California

Bedford Park Festival – London, England

Lululemon Athletica – Vancouver, British Columbia

Jane Austen Society of North America – New York City, New York

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Seattle, Washington

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    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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Testimonials“Enchanting… a service to literate families everywhere” ~ The Wall Street Journal “The figures are intricate and amazing” ~ The Globe and Mail “Real tenderness and occasional profundity” ~ The Telegraph (UK)
Awards and Recognition:Official Selection – 2013 Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators + show more Exhibition

Distinguished Merit – 3×3 Magazine Picture Book Show No. 10 (2013)

Guest Doodlers – Google Doodle – February 7, 2015 – Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 148th birthday

Talks at Google – Guest Speaker – From bar wars to Star Wars: How a lawyer came to create kids books in a galaxy far, far away – May 14, 2015

The Original Art Exhibition 2015 – Exhibition of the best children’s illustrations of 2015, held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from October 28 to December 23, 2015

2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers

The Strong, National Museum of Play – The Strong exhibited original felt figures from Star Wars Epic Yarns, as well as oversized backlit prints, from September 2015 to January 2016

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