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Fahimeh Amiri grew up in Tehran, Iran. In second grade she became the pupil of Professor Hossein Behzad, then the greatest living Persian miniaturist, and apprenticed with him for many years.

She attended the Tehran School of Fine Art, becoming the first girl to earn the schools highest honors. Fahimeh received national awards from the Ministry of Education and Queen Farah.

She attained her BFA in Boston from the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Her 13 original poster designs and the publication of her children's books have gained international attention through exhibitions including the New York International Art Expo. Fahimeh illustrated three books. Babri received distinction by The Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators. The Monkey Bridge, was selected as one of the 30 books exhibited at Norman Rockwell Museum. Her most recent book, The Prince Who Ran Away was published by Knopf, and is taught at some elementary schools.