Jelka Godec Schmidt

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Jelka Godec Schmidt
Born(1958-05-01)1 May 1958
Ljubljana, Slovenia
NationalitySlovenian
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana
Known forillustrating, writing children's books
Notable work
Children's books writing and illustration
AwardsLevstik Award
1997 Bisernica: slovenske kratke pripovedi za otroke

Jelka Godec Schmidt (born 1 May 1958) is a Slovene illustrator and writer of children's books.[1]

Godec was born in Ljubljana in 1958. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and has since worked as a free-lance artist. She has illustrated over 40 books and her illustrations also appear in magazines for children.[2] Her mother Ančka Gošnik Godec is also an illustrator, as was her husband Matjaž Schmidt.

She won the Levstik Award in 1997 for her illustrations of Bisernica: slovenske kratke pripovedi za otroke (Bisernica: Traditional Short Stories for Children).[3]

Selected illustrated works[edit]

  • Zgodba o volku in lisici (The Tale of the Wolf and the Fox), written by Mojiceja Podgoršek, 2009
  • Najlepše pravljice 2 (Most Beautiful Fairy Tales 2), 2009
  • Zobek Mlečko pri zobozdravniku (Milky the Tooth at the Dentist's), written by Helena Koncut Kraljič, 2009
  • O štirih prijatejih (About Four Friends), written by Mojiceja Podgoršek, 2009
  • Janko in Metka in druge pravljice (Hansel and Gretel and Other Fairy Tales), written by Brothers Grimm, 2009
  • Mizica, pogrni se in druge pravljice (The Wishing-Table and Other Tales), written by Brothers Grimm, 2009
  • Mavrične kraljične (The Rainbow Princesses), written by Helena Koncut Kraljič, 2007
  • Škrat Zguba in kameleon 3 (Goblin Looser and Cameleon 3), author and illustrator, 2006
  • Najdihojca, written by Fran Levstik, 2005

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