Vivianna Maria Staņislavska (1992) is an illustrator, animation artist and graphic designer. Her illustrations for Ieva Samauska’s poetry collection Skaļā klase (The Noisy Classroom, Pētergailis, 2015; published in English by The Emma Press, 2017) tastefully capture the emotionally and psychologically exuberant reality of school life. Staņislavska’s works are published in the magazine of comics Kuš!.
2016, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art in category “Young Growth” for the debut as the illustrator for Skaļā klase [Noisy classroom], 2015, by Ieva Samauska
Illustrations (Books to fall for)
Noisy Classroom (Skaļā klase)
This poetry collection will appeal to students of all ages. Anyone who has been through school will find something they can relate to, or a nuance they have forgotten. This collection covers the most important topics encountered in school: love, hatred, friendship, loneliness, success and failure in studies.
Baking Pizza’s Cousin
Baking Pizza’s Cousin (Es picas brālēnu cepu)
Albert is Secret Agent 006, but nobody in his family or Riga suspects this. He can’t wait to start school, hoping to get two pencil cases with Geronimo Stilton. He has a special way of looking at the world, filled with his mum’s notes on the fridge, a magical biscuit box and children’s party hats. Albert loves building things, going fishing and collecting European coins with his dad. Nothing escapes the boy’s keen eyes – not even grandad’s bad back, grandma’s tea shelf, the worlds that she crochets and the food that she makes. And then there are the growth notes on the door jamb, and baking pizza’s cousin!
The Noisy Classroom
The Noisy Classroom (Skaļā klase)
Title: The Noisy Classroom
Title*: Skaļā klase
The Emma Press, UK
The author, the illustrator
It isn't easy being a kid - especially in the noisiest class in the school. And sometimes, the hardest thing is just trying to fit in. Illustrated by Vivianna Maria Staņislavska.