Paw in the Surgery
The illustrator Chinlun Lee views her dog, Paw, as a member of the family. From 1997 to 1999, Lee went to Britain to further her education, leaving her husband and her dog behind in Taiwan, where they spent day after day in an animal hospital. Missing her family, Lee created this illustrated work while she was abroad. When she finished her studies, she came home with it. Back in Taiwan, Lee published one book after another, often featuring Paw. Sadly, Paw and Little Ling, another of Lee’s dogs, passed away in 2004. The book, which is 32 pages long, was thus created and published when Lee was missing her dog. The book takes an amusing and irreverent look at veterinarians and animal hospitals from a dog’s point of view.
About the Author
Chinlun Lee grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and is among Taiwan's favorite author-illustrators and among the few that have published books in English. She studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. She loves to draw animals and believes animals are also life's soul-mates. Her first book was ANIMAL HOSPITAL NO.39, which won her a China Times Open Book Award. She has also illustrated many children's books for UK's Walker Books and Candlewick Press. Chinlun Lee currently lives in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan, with her veterinarian husband along with their tortoise and many many cats and dogs.