Darren Lebeuf - Author

Darren Lebeuf grew up on a humble acreage outside of Edmonton, Alberta, where he spent his days drawing, painting and exploring the outdoors. After studying art and design at Grant McEwan University, Darren started his creative career as an exhibit designer at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta.

In 2006 he set off on a world adventure. He lived in Asia for nine years, and became an internationally acclaimed family and wedding photographer. During that time, he began to pursue his long-lost passion for illustrating, and eventually created The Land of Le Beef, an online home for his collection of witty cartoons, yearly advent calendars and other illustration projects. He has written and/or illustrated a number of self-published picture books.

He now lives with his wife and two kids in Vancouver, the city that inspired his first published book, My Forest is Green.
Instagram: @land_of_le_beef
Facebook: @landoflebeef

My Forest Is Green

2020 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children`s Book Award, Ontario Arts Council, Short-listed
2019 - First & Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner
2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2019 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Honour Book

My Ocean Is Blue

2021 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Ontario Arts Foundation, Short-listed
2020 - First and Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner
2020 - Concept (Colors) Category, Northern Lights Book Awards, Winner

Picture Books