We didn’t have any guesses this week, but I bet you will recognize the mystery illustrators/authors now.
1. Our mystery illustrator has won many awards for her illustrations of incredibly realistic nature in children’s picture books. Her work is so fine, the books she illustrates could easily be used a coffee table art books. She also has illustrated some books with a Southwest theme, and is particularly interested in Native American culture (I actually met her because she lives in the same state as I do, Arizona.) The first children’s book she illustrated was about ten little rabbits. Topics of more recent ones include eggs, seeds and butterflies.
Sylvia Long is our featured children’s picture book illustrator. Her lovely illustrations have graced such critically-acclaimed and award-winning books as An Egg is Quiet, A Seed is Sleepy, and A Butterfly is Patient.
Have you ever read any of Sylvia Long’s books?
2. Our second author grew up in central New York, (which is also where I grew up). He decided he wanted to become a writer at the tender age of 17, but had to take a number of different jobs before his career really took off. Now he has over 200 books published, most of which are for upper elementary-aged children. He has written one book with his best friend, Jane Yolen, and one about a teacher who is an alien.
The book that Bruce Coville wrote with Jane Yolen is Armageddon Summer. He is a prolific writer who thinks reading should be fun.
Do you have a favorite book by Bruce Coville?
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