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Guojing is a painter and illustrator known for her wordless picture books. Guojing was born in Shanxi Province of China and graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. Before focusing on creating wordless storybooks for children, Guojing was a concept artist in the game and animation industry. She now lives in Canada according to her international British literary agency Creative Authors. Publication details of her second graphic novel, AI have yet to be confirmed

Fiction (Juvenile, Graphic novel)


to be confirmed

Fiction (Juvenile, Graphic novel, Chapter book)

The Flamingo

New York: Random House Studio, 2022.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

A little girl arrives, excited for a beachy vacation with her Lao Lao. The girl and her grandmother search for shells, chase crabs, and play in the sea, but when the girl finds an exquisite flamingo feather in her grandmother’s living room, her vacation turns into something fantastical. 

This nearly wordless graphic novel begins in nostalgic sepia toned illustrations and explodes into riotous color as Lao Lao tells her granddaughter the story of a little girl who finds herself as the caretaker of a baby flamingo.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

The Only Child

New York: Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House Children’s Books), 2015.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

A little girl—lost and alone—follows a mysterious stag deep into the woods, and, like Alice down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange and wondrous world. But… home and family are very far away. How will she get back there?

In this magnificently illustrated—and wordless—masterpiece, debut artist Guojing brilliantly captures the rich and deeply-felt emotional life of a child, filled with loneliness and longing as well as love and joy.

Awards and Honours

2015 New York Times Best Children’s Illustrated Books (Winner)

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home

New York: Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House Children’s Books), 2019.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that’s perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench–scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries–and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience–and help from an enticing tennis ball–a tentative friendship begins. But it’s not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn’t always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow.