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Doug Hansen Illustrates A "Magic" California In New Children's Book

Nov 29, 2016

Illustrator and author Doug Hansen's work is immediately familiar to many Fresno area residents. For years Hansen worked as a staff illustrator for the Fresno Bee, producing a popular series on local landmarks and places throughout Central California. Now an art professor at Fresno State, Hansen has taken his love of illustrating California scenes into a new field - children's books. His newest, "California, The Magic Island" is a colorful trip through California mythology geography and history, for children ages six and up. Hansen is among the local authors participating in the "Bookhop" event Thursday December 1 at Arte Americas from 5:00-8:00 PM.