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Paula Cohen

Paula Cohen grew up in a family who loved books, food, and terriers.  Her debut picture book, Big Dreams, Small Fish will be published by Levine Querido.


A graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Paula worked as an editorial illustrator and ran literary-and-art camps until she turned her focus to writing and illustrating her own stories. She is the illustrator of Honey On The Page (NYU Press) but is also enormously proud of her side projects, from the 2021 New Years t-shirt for the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, to the promotional card for Russ & Daughters Appetizers.


Paula lives in NJ with her family and mini-schnauzer.  She likes to write about food, terriers, and polar bears.  Paula is represented by Christy Ewers of the CAT Agency.  

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Big Dreams, Small Fish

Levine Querido, March 1, 2022

ISBN: 9781646141265

When the opportunity arises, Shirley, the daughter of immigrants who live above their corner grocery store, turns some overlooked gefilte fish into a marketing strategy that changes the flavor of the neighborhood.

BIG DREAMS, SMALL FISH hits the shelves March1, 2022 and is available for presale now.

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