Sabine Rufener

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Sabine Rufener was born in Berne, Switzerland, in 1972. She studied Illustration at the Zurich School for Art and Design and now lives as a freelance illustrator with her husband and their three children and five chickens in Basel.

She loves coffee-flavoured yoghurt, Alpine storms and raspberries straight from the bush, and she doesn’t like lukewarm tea and large house spiders. The Whale in the Garden is her first children’s book.