Chih-Yuan Chen

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Chen Chih-yuan
Native name
Born1975 (age 43–44)
NationalityRepublic of China
Notable awardsHsin Yi Picture Book Award

Chih-Yuan Chen (Chinese: 陳致元; born 1975[1]) is a picture book writer and illustrator from Taiwan.[2] Several of his books have been translated into English, including Guji Guji, the story of a 'crocoduck' described in a review by The New York Times as having "vivid characters...rendered with wit and warmth".[2]

Chen is a three-time winner of the Hsin Yi Picture Book Award.[3] The English-language translation of Guji Guji was an ALA Notable Children's Book and appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.[4]


  • The Featherless Chicken Heryin Books, Inc., 2006, ISBN 978-0-9762056-9-2
  • Guji Guji. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc. 2007. ISBN 978-1-933605-34-0.
  • The Best Christmas Ever, Heryin Books, 2006, ISBN 978-0-9762056-2-3
  • 《小鱼散步》 On My Way to Buy Eggs, Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2003, ISBN 978-1-929132-49-2
  • Artie and Julie , Heryin Books, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9787550-3-4


  1. ^ "Chih-Yuan Chen Bio". Kane/Miller Book Publishers. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  2. ^ a b Bruder, Jessica (13 February 2005). "GUJI GUJI". Children's Books. The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  3. ^ "Chih-Yuan Chen". Illustrators. Gecko Press Limited. Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  4. ^ "Taiwanese artist's children's book on US award shortlist". Taipei times. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-06.