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Rinat Hoffer was as born in 1966 and grew up in Holon, Israel. She worked for many years as an independent illustrator in daily newspapers (Ma'ariv, Yedioth), magazines and on advertising campaigns.

She has illustrated many children's books, including "Once the Sea was Soup" by Shira Gefen (Zmora Bitan 1993) "The Cleanest Girl in the World" by Chana Livneh (Zmora Bitan 1994), "Such a Friend" by Nira Harel (Hakibbutz Hameuhad 2002), "The Magic Hat" by Leah Goldberg (Hakibbutz Hameuchad 2005) and more.

I995 she began to write and illustrate her own books. Her works include, "Wardrobe of Poetry", "Purple Monster", "A Hedgehog With A Suitcase" and "Ayelet's cat".

Her awards include the Gutman Prize for Illustration; the IBBY Award, the Ben-Yitzhak Prize of the Israel Museum, the Zeev Prize for Children's Literature and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal

Hoffer lives in Gedera with her husband and three children.