Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Title: FIVE Minutes (That’s a lot of time) (No, it’s not) (Yes, it is) Authors: Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick Illustrator: Olivier Tallec Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019 Ages: 3-7 Genre: fiction Themes: time, five minutes, abstract thinking, passage of time, emotional intelligence, … Continue reading
Title: Jerome by Heart Written by: Thomas Scotto Illustrated by: Olivier Tallec Publisher: US Publisher – Enchanted Lion Books, 2018 (also the translator) Ages: 3-7 Themes: childhood friendship, affection, being understood, gender stereotyping, love Opening: He always holds my hand,It’s true.Very tight. Synopsis: This story follows a little … Continue reading
Apart from greatly admiring his work, my impulse to interview Olivier was three-fold: firstly, my author -illustrator friend Julie Rowan-Zoch urged me to, secondly Olivier is published in the US by one of my favorite publishers (who are right here … Continue reading