Selina Young (1971–2006) was best known in New Zealand for her illustrations of Margaret Mahy's A Summery Saturday Morning (1998). Selina also wrote and illustrated her own stories and produced 31 books, many of them for the European market.
Margaret Mahy described her as an 'elegant illustrator' with whom she had always felt a strong affinity. The pair walked around the Governors Bay coast where Margaret lived and Selina later incorporated the things they saw into A Summery Saturday Morning.
While Selina was better known in Britain where most of her books were published, her father, Eoin Young, a motor-racing journalist and writer, brought the family to New Zealand every year for the motor racing. Selina’s first book, published in 1991, won the Macmillan Prize for children's book illustration.