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Authors / Illustrators

Bonnie Adamson Author Web Site

I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

Nancy Kelly Allen

On The Banks of The Amazon

Diane Gonzales Bertrand

My Pal, Victor

Kevin Brennan

Jimmy Jammers

Lee Bock

Oh, Crumps!

Lynn Huggins–CooperAuthor Web Site

Alien Invaders

Elizabeth A. Driessen

Jimmy Jammers
On The Banks of The Amazon

Elizabeth Dulemba

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant

Sue Glass

Remember Me?

Marty Granius

Counting Coconuts

Kathryn Heling

  I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

Deborah Hembrook

  I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

Kimberly Hoffman

Tito, the Firefighter

Tim Hoppey

Tito, the Firefighter

Dawn Jeffers

Vegetable Dreams

Amy Crane Johnson

A Home for Pearl Squirrel
Lewis Cardinal's First Winter
Cinnamon & the April Shower
Mason Moves Away

Dani JonesAuthor Web Site

The Best Mariachi in the World

Bonnie Leick

Alien Invaders

Liz McGrath

Even More

Morgan Midgett

Oh, Crumps!

Robb Mommaerts

A Home for Pearl Squirrel
Lewis Cardinal's First Winter
Cinnamon & the April Shower
Mason Moves Away

Keith Polette

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant

Barbara Quick

Even More

Dennis Rockhill

Polar Slumber
Ocean Whisper

Rijalynne Saari

The Riches of Rangoberra

Claude Schneider

Vegetable Dreams

Wendi Silvano

Counting Coconuts

John Smith

The Best Mariachi in the World

Nancy Sweetland

Yelly Kelly

Robert L. Sweetland

Yelly Kelly
My Pal, Victor

Esther Szegedy

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote

Jane Weber

The Riches of Rangoberra

Bonnie Adamson

Bonnie Adamson

Bonnie Adamson majored in English in college the first time around then went back and got a second degree in art from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. She works at home–in a studio cubbyhole wedged in next to the children's playroom–in South Carolina. Her daughters provide grist for the mill although they are both grown now, but living nearby, and every drawing looks a little bit like one or the other of them. Bonnie credits her husband as being the kind of man who'll interrupt a Braves game to help chase all over town looking for the last FedEx drop to help her make a deadline. Their Golden Retriever, Mollie, sees to it that Bonnie doesn't work too hard–especially during thunderstorms.
You can visit her website at: bonnieadamson.net

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I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

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Nancy Kelly Allen

Nancy Kelly Allen

Nancy Kelly Allen is a former elementary school teacher and school librarian. She is the author of six children's books and two more are in various stages of production. She has also been published in the following academic periodicals: Book Links, School Days and Good Apple. Nancy has a master's degree in Elementary Education and another master's degree in Library and Information Science. She lives in Kentucky in the same log cabin in which she was raised. Nancy shares this home with her husband Larry and two canine writer assistants, Pippin and Harrietta.

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On The Banks of The Amazon

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Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Diane Gonzales Bertrand's vivid imagination led her to write her first novel in the fifth grade. Her creativity didn't stop there. She went on to write school plays, Girl Scout skits, and poetry. When Diane became a teacher, she created funny soap operas, religious plays, and translated Shakespeare into easier words for her students to enjoy and perform. Today, Diane writes stories for families to read together.

Diane's many accomplishments include: National Hispanic Scholar, Author for PEN Center (New York) Writer–in–School Program, Member National Council Teachers of English, Member Texas Council of Creative Writing Teachers, and Texas Writers' League. Diane has published nine young adult novels and six picture books, and has received several awards from the national Latino Literary Hall of Fame for her children's picture books and young adult novels. Her recent children's book with Raven Tree Press, My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Víctor was recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) as the 2005 winner of The Schneider Family Book Award for best picture book for young children. The award honors an author and illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Diane earned her B.A. in English and History from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her M.A. in Communication Arts from Our Lady of the Lake University. She currently works as Writer–in–Residence at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, where she teaches English Composition and Creative Writing.

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My Pal, Victor

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Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

Social work supervisor, Village Trustee, improvisational comedian, bedtime storyteller, soccer coach, and writer, Kevin Brennan is a man of diverse interests and talents. He utilizes his Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN, and his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in his career with Calumet County Department of Human Services. Kevin credits his wife Nancie and their three children, Tommy, Ellie, and Owen, for his writing inspiration. Jimmy Jammers / Jaimito pijama is his first published picture book.

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Jimmy Jammers

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Lee Bock

Lee Bock

Lee Bock, an elementary school librarian, was awarded the Muriel Fuller Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for outstanding services to the community and received a Facts on File Award from the American Library Association for outstanding programming. She has an MA degree in Education and is a frequent storyteller, puppeteer, and actor. Her first published children's book, Oh, Crumps! / Áy, caramba, made the CCBC Choices 2004 list and was the winner of the Betty Ren Wright Children's Picture Book Award presented by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Lee and her husband Bob live on a farm in rural Wisconsin and raise registered Arabian horses.

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Oh, Crumps!

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Lynn Huggins–Cooper

Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Lynn Huggins–Cooper loves bugs! Growing up in Sussex, England, her childhood was spent on 'small game safaris' in the garden or at the beach. When she was a teacher, Lynn's classroom was an Aladdin's cave of bug tanks, tadpole bowls, critter cages and vivariums. Now the creatures have invaded her home! Lynn has built a special garden room that is home to Giant African Land Snails, glittering beetles, emerald leaf insects and pink winged stick insects among others. The walls are decorated with mosaics of bugs (naturally) and minibeasts that Lynn has created herself. There is even an indoor pool for all the tiny swimming beasties she loves to study and write about.

Lynn bug hunts with her own children on their small farm in County Durham, England, where she gardens organically and looks after her horde of animals that includes everything from hens, rabbits, and a lazy tribe of cats to a goat and horses. She spends her spare time building ponds, insect hotels and wildlife habitats for her family and local community organizations. Lynn runs a wildlife and conservation group for the home education community and she belongs to organizations that help her to study insects, such as Buglife and the Butterfly Conservation Society. She likes to keep busy but still has time to lie in the grass watching the insect world march by.

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Alien Invaders

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Elizabeth A. Driessen

Elizabeth Driessen

More interested in drawing her dolls than playing with them as a child growing up in Kaukauna, WI (where she still resides), Elizabeth Driessen has always wanted to be an artist. Elizabeth (Betty) began her education at the Milwaukee Art Institute in 1966, completed a course in design in the late 60's, attended related art and design courses at the UW Extension in Menasha, WI and at the Fox Valley Technical College. A freelance designer and artist/illustrator for over 25 years Betty enjoys painting water colors on commission, wall murals, illustrating for children's stories, learning new art techniques and having fun with photography. She does volunteer art for the American Cancer Society and the Infant Welfare Circle and teaches art workshops. She is also a certified T'ai chi instructor. She and her husband enjoy travel and relaxing in their backyard garden retreat.

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Jimmy Jammers
On The Banks of The Amazon

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Elizabeth Dulemba

Elizabeth Dulemba illustrated her first book, Madame Perroquet in 2004. Since then she has illustrated 5 more books one being Paco and the Giant Chile Plant. She has been interested in story telling since college, she attended the University of Georgia , when she learned about the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough , TN. She used to drive to the event in her 1978 Landcruiser, set up her tent behind a Bed and Breakfast, and she paid to use their shower. At the festival, she had the honor of hearing the Jack Tales straight from the master, Ray Hicks. She did a series of posters as her graphic design exit show at the University of Georgia.

She was born in Maryland. At age 5, Elizabeth moved to the north side of Atlanta, Georgia, where she stayed until she moved to Athens, Georgia for college. After college Elizabeth went on to become a graphic design artist and she worked in the corporate world for 12 years. While working in the corporate world she was always the in–house illustrator, even during her various stints as Art Director. Even today she still occasionally sees her work in grocery stores, driving down the road, or on the seasonal banners which hang in downtown Chattanooga.

Elizabeth has a love for all things Appalachian and when she got married it reached its peak. She and her husband decided to buy a log cabin in the North Georgia Mountains and became good friends with several bluegrass musicians in the area. This inspired her to write her first chapter book, A Bird on Water Street, which is not yet published.

In addition to loving all things Appalachian, Elizabeth also loves to garden, teach drawing classes, learn about new cultures and drive around with the top down. She now lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, two big dogs and one tiny cat.

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Paco and the Giant Chile Plant
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Sue Glass

Sue Glass

Sue Glass finds writing about children and their feelings to be a natural extension of her daily life. She has spent the past twenty years teaching young children either as a reading specialist or a classroom teacher. Although she enjoys writing her own stories, getting children excited about writing is a bigger thrill.

Sue spent the first sixteen years of her life in New Jersey, but considers Wisconsin her real home. She holds a BA in Elementary Education/French from Carthage College, a license in Administration from Concordia, and a MA in Curriculum & Instruction/Reading from Marquette University. She is a recent winner of the Herb Kohl Fellowship Award for Wisconsin teachers.

Ms. Glass enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters and has great passion for children, animals, technology and water. A successful day for Sue would be one in which her students were searching the Internet with a partner in order to design a plan to save endangered manatees.

Remember Me? is Sue's first published children's book.

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Remember Me?

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Marty Granius

Marty Granius

Marty has been a drawing machine since the age of four and, as of yet, has not lost his art mojo. He has enjoyed his career as a Graphic Artist and Illustrator for JanSport Inc., Oshkosh B'gosh, where he developed his children's art style, and currently with the Kimberly–Clark Corporation where his art graces paper towels, diapers and other K.C. products. Marty grew up in Green Bay, WI and Stuart, FL and received a degree in Marketing Communications and Graphic Design from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He resides in Menasha, WI.

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Counting Coconuts

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Kathryn Heling

Kathryn Heling

Kathryn Heling made her first serious attempt at writing–a novel–at the tender age of seven. As life evolved through a career shift from teaching to school psychology, from active parenting to empty nester, the dream of being an author began to bloom. Writing for children brings her love of teaching and writing together in a meaningful way, in books that help children find the joy in reading. Co–author with Deborah Hembrook of Mouse Makes Words and Mouse Makes Magic (Random House, 2002) and Mouse's Hide and Seek Words (Random House, 2003), Kathryn lives in Wisconsin and loves to cook, sew and golf when she's not writing.

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I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

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Deborah Hembrook

Deborah Hembrook

Many of Deborah Hembrook's ideas for children's books come from the kindergartners that she works with every day. Debbie holds a BA in Elementary Education from Whitewater College and an MA from Aurora University in Illinois. She is the co–author with Kathryn Heling of Mouse Makes Words and Mouse Makes Magic (Random House, 2002) and Mouse's Hide and Seek Words (Random House, 2003). When she's not teaching or writing, Debbie shares a passion for motorcycles with her husband, Norb.

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I Wish I Had Freckles Like Abby
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa

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Kimberly Hoffman

Kimberly Hoffman

Kimberly Hoffman is an illustrator and a graphic designer who lives in Venice, California. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design Communication from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Hoffman has traveled and lived in Ghana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Africa. Zimbabwe's culture has inspired her and she hopes to co–author a children's story with her husband using this setting. When not busy with her artwork, Kimberly enjoys movies, bicycling, and Zabel, her orange–striped cat. Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero is her first published children's book.

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Tito, the Firefighter

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Tim Hoppey

Tim Hoppy

For over nineteen years, Tim Hoppey has worked as a New York City firefighter. He is stationed in East Harlem, which is the setting for Tito, the Firefighter/Tito, el bombero. Firefighting has inspired many of the children's stories he has written over the years and two books of poetry, Subterranean Angels (Everett Press) and Where There's Smoke (Argonne House Press). He received a B.A. in English and History from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. When he's not fighting fires, he spends his time teaching his boys the finer points of lacrosse, sending money to his daughter in college, and working on his wife's latest home improvement project. Tito, the Firefighter/Tito, el bombero is his first published children's book.

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Tito, the Firefighter

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Dawn Jeffers

Dawn Jeffers

Dawn Jeffers holds a BA in Business Administration from Lakeland College and an MA in Administrative Science from UW–Green Bay. While it's true that Ms. Jeffers has never had a garden and she almost never dreams of vegetables, she did have memorable childhood exposure to various elders' stories while helping in her neighbors' gardens. This led her to write Vegetable Dreams / Huerto so-ado. She has written numerous poems and short stories, as well as brochure text, radio scripts, and other promotional materials in her marketing and sales career. A Wisconsin native, Dawn is an avid golfer and rollerblader and can usually be found either on the area links or walking trails. She loves to sing and is involved in community theatre productions. She also teaches college business courses and does commercial voice work. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin with her daughter, a constant source of inspiration.

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Vegetable Dreams

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Amy Crane Johnson

Amy Crane Johnson

Amy Crane Johnson received her BA in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. In addition to her Solomon Raven children's book series, her poetry has been published in several anthologies including Words That Hold the Weight of Bone, Crossing the Rubicon, and The Alsop Review. Periodical and online credits include The Wisconsin Academy Review, and Eclectica. She can often be found reading in bed or watching movies with her husband and children. Amy lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin, her native birthplace.

See the Solomon Raven Set:

Cinnamon and the April Shower
Lewis Cardinal's First Winter
Mason Moves Away

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Dani Jones

Dani Jones

Dani Jones is a full–time illustrator. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Brigham Young University–Idaho. Before she began illustrating children's books she did spots for children's magazines and some educational work.

Dani, a triplet, was born in Seoul, South Korea. She and her sisters, Nicole and Shannon, were adopted and all moved to Michigan when they were six months old. Dani's family grew up all over the United States and they have lived in six different states and 15 different houses between 1983 and 1998. Dani and her cats, Melon and Harry, now call Keene, NH home. She is still very close to her family and one of her favorite places in the world is wherever they happen to be.

When Dani sits down in her drawing corner she likes to have her paper, pencils, snacks, music and books near her. She also needs her computer because much of her artwork is computer–assisted in programs such as Adobe PhotoShop. If she's not using her computer, her favorite mediums are gouache, oil, and colored pencils.

Dani says all types of art have influenced her in some way but in particular she enjoys art that tells a story. That's why she likes children's books so much. The Best Mariachi in the World / El mejor mariachi del mundo is Dani's second children's book.

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The Best Mariachi in the World

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Bonnie Leick

Bonnie Leick

Bonnie Leick grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. From there, she went to Southern California. While attending Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts), she sold her student film, Better Than Grass, to the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation. She earned her BFA in Film/Video Character Animation and entered the world of animation, working on projects ranging from a commercial for HBO/Showtime, to Monty Python's Holy Grail cd–rom game, to Warner Brother's Space Jam, to various projects for Disney including The Tigger Movie. Bonnie also wrote short stories for Howie Mandel's Lil' Howie series of educational cd–rom games. Bonnie broke into the world of children's books by selling a piece of artwork at the SCBWI's 2003 art auction in New York. She illustrated her first children's picture book, Alien Invaders / Invasores extraterrestre, for Raven Tree Press and illustrated the cover for The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits (Random House, 2004).

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Alien Invaders

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Liz McGrath

Liz McGrath

Elizabeth (Liz) McGrath grew up in very rural Montville, Connecticut, the fourth of six children (all one to one and a half years apart!). Drawing and coloring became great ways to escape the chaos and find privacy. After graduating from Boston's Chamberlayne with an Associate of Arts degree, Liz and her husband Tim, worked in design jobs in New Hampshire. They later moved to San Francisco where the Even More project began. Liz, Tim, and their two daughters, Caleigh and Maeve, have recently returned to New England where they all continue to create various artworks.

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Even More

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Morgan Midgett

Morgan Midgett

Growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, Morgan Midgett enjoyed bugging her two older sisters when not playing pretend or drawing in her bedroom. Her mom was a great reader who read at least three books a night to Morgan (she was the baby after all) before she went to bed. Her dad kept her in fits of giggles and was always around to see the unveiling of a new masterpiece. According to Morgan, her family never faltered in their encouragement of her artwork and visions. Ms. Midgett graduated from the Ringling School of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. She feels she was blessed with gifted mentors throughout her educational career. Oh, Crumps! is her debut into the wonderful world of children's illustration.

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Oh, Crumps!

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Robb Mommaerts

Rob Mommaerts

Robb Mommaerts earned a BFA in graphic design and illustration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. His degree guided him into a career in the wacky world of graphic design. One of Robb's greatest interests lies in comic book illustration. With the publication of the Solomon Raven series, Robb has fulfilled one of his greatest dreams since he was a small tyke– to illustrate children's books. He is currently working on a watercolor children's book tentatively called Alligator's Do Not Eat Waffles.

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Solomon Raven Set

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Keith Polette

Keith Polette

Keith Polette, a specialist in children's literacy, earned a Ph.D. in English from Saint Louis University, two Masters degrees from Idaho State University–one in English and one in Drama–and a BA in English from Central Methodist College. Keith is currently an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the English Education program at the University of Texas at El Paso. His book, The Winter Duckling, won the International Reading Association's Children's Choice Award. In his free time, Keith enjoys martial arts, photography, hiking, canoeing, and his cat, Emily. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Isabel and the Hungry Coyote
Paco and the Giant Chile Plant

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Barbara Quick

Barbara Quick

A poet, journalist, writer and dancer, Barbara Quick is the author of Northern Edge: A Novel of Survival in Alaska's Arctic as well as Still Friends: Living Happily Ever After·Even If Your Marriage Falls Apart and Under Her Wing: The Mentors Who Changed Our Lives. Her reviews, essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Ms., People, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Barbara is also an avid student of Afro–Brazilian dance. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her son Julian. Her forthcoming novel, which takes place in 18th century Venice, will be published in 2007 by HarperCollins.

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Even More

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Dennis Rockhill

Dennis Rockhill

Dennis Rockhill attended Drake University, studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and is an alumnus of the University of WisconsinöGreen Bay with a degree in Art and Graphic Design. He lives in Green Bay with his wife and two daughters and works as a graphic artist and illustrator.

Dennis applies the same lush, museum–quality illustration style to Meadow Dance / Danza de la pradera that he used in Polar Slumber / Sueño polar (Raven Tree Press, 2004) and Ocean Whisper / Susurro del oceano (Raven Tree Press, 2005). In recognition of its excellence, Polar Slumber / Sueño polar was chosen as a Children's BookSense 76 Pick and as a ForeWord Magazine Children's Book of the Year finalist. Meadow Dance / Danza de la pradera is due to be released in 2006. Get ready for another visual treat to add to your Dennis Rockhill collection!

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Polar Slumber
Ocean Whisper

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Rijalynne Saari

Rijalynne Saari

Rijalynne Saari lives and works in a rambling farmhouse just outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sharing studio space with a rather mischievous cat named Phoebe. Rijalynne (rhymes with violin) received her degree in illustration and drawing from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her artwork is featured in Llewellyn's 2001 Astrological Calendar and in Celtic Cookbook by Joanne Asala. Ms. Saari's award–winning illustrations are painted in acrylic with skillfully rendered detail on a textured surface, which is her signature style.

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The Riches of Rangoberra

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Claude Schneider

Claude Schneider

Claude Schneider has a reputation for diversity in subject matter and a style that combines traditional realism with elements of impressionism. He works mostly in pastels, pen and ink, and watercolor. Mr. Schneider studied fine art at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His prints can be found in shops and galleries throughout the United States. Claude's work has also been featured at Harrods Department Store in London, England, where they advertise they carry only the World's Finest Merchandise. He currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, Beth, a fellow artist. He paints, exhibits in art shows, teaches art classes, and illustrates books.

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Vegetable Dreams

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Wendi Silvano

Wendi Silvano

Wendi Silvano was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Oregon, Colorado and Peru, where she enjoyed a fair number of coconuts herself. She graduated with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Utah and taught preschool and elementary school for eleven years. She now writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her husband, five kids, two dogs, a rabbit and two skinks (no monkeys though). In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, playing the piano and eating banana cream pie.

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Counting Coconuts

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John Smith

John Smith was educated at American University, the University of Chicago, the University of Houston and Carleton University, J.D. Smith is adept at writing in various genres. He has published fiction, essays, op–eds and reviews in a wide variety of publications in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. These include American Book Review, Chelsea, Connecticut Review, Grist, Laurel Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Pleiades.

His previous books include two collections of poetry for adults, Settling for Beauty (2005) and The Hypothetical Landscape (1999). He also edited the anthology Northern Music: Poems About and Inspired by Glenn Gould (2001). Smith works as an editor and writer in the Research Department of the Inter–American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He lives near Washington's Southwest Waterfront with his wife Paula and Roo the Rescue Dog.

J.D.'s interest in the Mariachi book's subject stems in part from growing up in Aurora, Illinois, a Chicago suburb with a large Hispanic population. He began to study Spanish in high school and continued his studies as an undergraduate and graduate student, complementing his formal instruction with travel in Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Venezuela. His work, as well as his studies, has involved Latin American culture. J.D. has taught English as a Second Language in his hometown and has analyzed Latin American markets for products including candy, cleaning products and mayonnaise.

In recent years he has visited Panama and Argentina. Honeymooning in Mexico in October of 2005, he and his wife had the opportunity to listen to strolling mariachis in the main plaza of Oaxaca. Unlike Gustavo and his family, Smith does not sing or play a musical instrument, though he may still learn to play the piano for his own enjoyment. .

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The Best Mariachi in the World

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Nancy Sweetland

Nancy Sweetland

A writer 'ever since she can remember,' Nancy Sweetland has published both short stories and poetry for children and adults. She has received many regional awards including six Jade Ring Awards from the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association. Her national awards include a prestigious Writer's Digest Short Fiction Award. The revised edition of Yelly Kelly is her seventh picture book, following If I Could. Nancy enjoys music, golfing, and traveling with her husband Bob. She and Bob have twelve children and thirty grandchildren.

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Yelly Kelly

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Robert L. Sweetland

Robert L. Sweetland

A man of many talents, Bob Sweetland has returned to illustration, his first love, after nearly 30 years in the corporate world. Schooled at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Bob owned an advertising company and fine arts school for twelve years, where he taught people of all ages and in all mediums. He has collaborated with his wife Nancy on several picture books. They both enjoy golfing and visiting their 12 children and 30 grandchildren around the country.

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Yelly Kelly
My Pal, Victor

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Esther Szegedy

Esther Szegedy

Esther Szegedy was born in Toronto–a first generation kid of immigrant parents. She didn't speak English when she started school and began drawing in first grade to keep the kids from picking on her. She hasn't stopped since. A self–taught artist, Esther has a BA and a Masters degree in psychology, specializing in expressive therapies (art and writing). Living in Hawaii allows her to draw outdoors at the picnic table, on lava rocks, and by the ocean. Esther is married and her household includes two cats, three geckos and an occasional rooster.

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Isabel and the Hungry Coyote

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Jane Weber

Jane Weber

Jane Weber is an organic farmer, perpetual dreamer, creative crafter, and passionate protector of flora and fauna. In her spare time, Ms. Weber is a re–enactor (C.E.L.T.S.) at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and belongs to the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network, The Midwest Renewable Energy Association and The Celtic Education Living Theatre Society. She studied children's literature at UW–Milwaukee. Her all–time goal is to have fun and enjoy life every single day.

The Riches of Rangoberra is Jane's first children's book.

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The Riches of Rangoberra

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