Alumna Whimsically Illustrates Children’s Book

November 26th, 2013 by Amanda Pierce
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"The Boy Who Slept in the Sky," written by and illustrated by Isuri.

“The Boy Who Slept in the Sky,” written by Sulochana Dissanayake and illustrated by Isuri Dayaratne.

Illustration alumna Isuri Dayaratne (CCAD 2012) has provided whimsical illustrations for the pages of The Boy Who Slept in the Sky, a children’s picture book published in October.

Written by Sulochana Dissanayake, the tale chronicles the faraway adventures of a little girl who meets a boy in the sky.

This is the first English children’s book Dayaratne has illustrated; her other works include a Sinhalese children’s book for the nonprofit organization¬†Room to Read and a children’s activity book for Auzou Publishing¬†(France), both due to come out in early 2014.

Dayaratne currently works as a full-time freelance illustrator in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where she recently finished illustrating and designing a training publication for the International Labour Organization.

To learn more about Dayaratne and her work, visit her website.

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