Lily Toy Hong is a children’s book author and illustrator. Her works include Two of Everything, How the Ox Star Fell from Heaven, The Empress and the Silkworm, and Marco Polo and Kublai Khan: A Great Friendship. She illustrated Little Celebrations: Mr. Sun and Mrs. Sea.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
She grew up in a large Chinese-American family and lived most of her life in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied at the University of Utah and the Utah Technical College, then finished her education at Utah State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After her graduation, she spent three years in Missouri working for Hallmark Cards. She designed children’s bed linens while at Hallmark, produced by Fieldcrest and Cannon.
University of Utah, Utah Technical College, BFA from Utah State University