Daniela Ballestra is an italian illustrator, she attended the illustration course at "The International Institute of Comics" in Rome and different workshops in Sarmède (TV), Venice, Macerata and Padua. She was selected in many national and international exhibitions for children’s book such as: “Bologna children’s book fair”, “Scarpetta d’oro”, “Sulle ali delle farfalle” Bordano (Ud), “Calabria incantata”. Furthermore she won the first prize at the exhibition “Cartacanta” at Civitanova Marche (MC) in 2006. She worked for many international publishing houses such as: Kyowon (South Korea), Oxford University Press (South Africa), Sensoinverso (Italy), Mascot Books (Usa).
As volounter she illustrated many educational books for "Arca 2000" (animal rights company)
She loves nature, animals, books, travelling and, of course, illustrating and writing fairytales. She is president of " Arca 2000" an Italian company for the animals rights.
young hero of fairy tales
"Robin Hood" (1970)