Mies van Hout (1962) studied at the Arts Academy in Groningen, where she majored in graphic design. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Over the years, she illustrated quite a lot of children's books. Her illustrations are cheerful and witty, painted skillfully and distinctly. For Lemniscaat USA, Mies van Hout illustratedBrave Ben,The Child Cruncher,Lovey and DoveyandMine!