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The Boy Who Made Things Up

In 2019, I was the winner of the Margaret Mary Illustration Prize and was given the opportunity to illustrate The Boy Who Made Things Up by Margaret Mary with Hachette Aotearoa NZ, published in 2021.

"The press release about this one called Emo’s work “breathtaking” and usually that’s hyperbole but in this case my breath actually did catch, more than a few times, as I turned to a fresh page." 
Catherine Woulfe, The Spinoff 

"I love my copy! Excellent work Lily Emo – really spectacular illustration, beautiful storytelling in your artwork and brilliantly handled which really captures that playful spark of Margaret Mahy that so many illustrators miss. Looks like the work of a master!" 

Donavan Bixley
(ONZM, Author and Illustrator)

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