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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Natalia G Toreeva  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1941, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia


-- Website -- http://sbpra.com/nataliagtoreeva/

E-Mail: -- toreeva41@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

Toreeva was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. She emigrated to USA in 1977 and has lived in Illinois since. She graduated DePaul University with MS in Computer Science. After graduation, she worked with IT companies, and is now a retired software engineer and system analyst, residing in Carol Stream.

Biographical and Professional Information

Natalia Toreeva graduated from college with an MA in Art while living in Russia. After graduating from college, she worked as a fashion designer, and after graduating from the Art Academy, she worked in the Leningrad Film Studio (Lenfilm) as a Costume Designer. She also participated in many Art Exhibitions with the "School of Sidlin" art group.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Twenty Thousand Faces of Pasternak
ISBN: B000RKXWGM

Parus. 1990

Lucy the Chicken and Her Friends
ISBN: 1609762118

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC. 2010

Lucy the Chicken sets out with a basket of apples to bring to her good friend, George, who lives on a lake far away. On the way to his house, Lucy meets some of her friends who all wish to bring something along and are anxious to see George once again. But what else does Lucy encounter on her journey? Follow Lucy the Chicken and her Friends in this easy-to-read children's tale that holds a very valuable lesson! Author Bio: Natalia Toreeva is an accomplished award-winning artist whose works are in the collections of museums in Chicago and Russia. She has illustrated novels, poetry and children's books, and contributed written works to a number of literary journals. Natalia feels reading is an important way for children to gain knowledge and inspire their own creativity. She is the mother of twins and lives in Carol Stream, Illinois. Publisher's website: Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/LucyTheChickenAndHerFriends.html

Greg and the Sea Monster
ISBN: 1612043321

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC. 2011

Written and illustrated by Natalia G. Toreeva, the creative new children's book Greg and the Sea Monster will delight your little ones with its thrilling watery adventures. Join Greg and his friends on their exciting journey as they learn an important lesson about loyalty and friendship that they will remember all their lives. Natalia Toreeva is an accomplished, award-winning artist whose works are in the collections of museums in Chicago and Russia. She has illustrated novels, poetry and children's books, and has contributed written works to a number of literary journals she is a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia. Natalia feels reading is an important way for children to gain knowledge and inspire their own creativity. Her previous book is Lucy the Chicken and Her Friends. The author is the mother of twins, and lives in Carol Stream, Illinois. Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/GregAndTheSeaMonster.html

The Battle on the Kalinov-Bridge: A Russian Fairy Tale
ISBN: 1618974343

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC. 2012

The Battle on the Kalinov-bridge retells an exciting Russian fairy tale as seen through the text and illustrations of Natalia G. Toreeva. However, she does not give a word-by-word translation of the tale. "In this story I have tried to stay close to the original, but I have attempted to tell the story by my own words and meanings, and to a contemporary audience." Normally Russian fairy tales were not written specifically for children or adults, so everyone could find their own meaning. While children may be fascinated by the adventures of boys battling several-headed serpents, adults would consider the hidden meaning of the symbolic battle, interpreting it as a fight between good and evil. In the end, all will learn an important lesson about friendship and loyalty, which should be given to each other and to your country. Originally from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Natalia G. Toreeva is an accomplished, award-winning artist whose works are in the collections of museums in Chicago and Russia. She received her master's degree in art and design in St. Petersburg, Russia, and her master's in computer science from DePaul University, Chicago. A retired engineer, she is a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia and of the DuPage Writer's Group in Illinois. She has illustrated novels, poetry and children's books, and has contributed written works to a number of literary journals. The author believes reading is an important way for children to gain knowledge and inspire creativity. Her previous children's books are Lucy the Chicken and Her Friends and Greg and the Sea Monster. She is the mother of twins, and lives in Carol Stream, Illinois. Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/NataliaGToreeva


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