Maria Eugenia has illustrated countless books for both children and adults. In 2001, she added the Bologna Ragazzi Award to her vast collection of awards, earned in Brazil and overseas. She regularly takes part in international exhibitions and has been featured with the Society of Illustrators, New York City; American Illustration and American Photography; the Illustrators Exhibit at Bologna Children’s Book Fair; and the Itabashi Art Museum Exhibition in Tokyo. She also contributes to Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, among other publications. Maria lives in Brazil.