Joanna MarpleIn her 20's. Joanna took her guitar and rucksack and wandered the continents, getting involved with some wonderful people, projects and stories. Right now she is a European transplant in the US who writes young adult novels and picture books that offer readers mirrors and windows; lives to 'live' and worlds to explore. Joanna believes equity and empathy should be at he core of our actions and words. She is also a school librarian and gets a kick out of book-matchmaking.
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Title: One Special Day, A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters Written by Lola M Schaefer, illustrated by Jessica Meserve Published by Hyperion Books, 2012 Ages: 2-5 2012 Cybils finalist. Themes: new sibling, similes, animals Opening line: He was strong—strong … Continue reading
As I was starting out on my writing career a little under two years ago, I had the pleasure of reconnecting with an author local to me in Monaco, whom I had met when I invited her as a guest … Continue reading
House Held up by Trees Written by Ted Kooser, Illustrated by Jon Klassen Published by Candlewick Press, March 27, 2012 Ages: 4+ Genre: picture Book, 32 pages Themes: nature, continuity, cylical Synopsis/Opening: The sentence under the title reads: Not far from here, I have seen … Continue reading