Lydia Halverson

     Lydia Halverson was born in Italy and grew up in Chicago. She began her career designing books, but she became fascinated with children's illustration and decided that's what she wanted to do. Lydia has illustrated a wide range of children's stories for a number of publishers. She now lives in a hundred-year-old house in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband and their cat. (Taken from

     Lydia has illustrated a number of covers and inside illustrations for Bethlehem Books including, The Kitchen Madonna , That Girl of Pierre's, Drovers Road, and others.