Monthly Archives: December 2012

Acclaimed illustrator Sylvia Long’s love of birds helped guide her drawing hand for An Egg is Quiet

I consider myself fortunate because: I can support myself with a job (illustrating children’s books), which I love so much that I’d still be doing it even if I won the lottery. I’m able to do it at my home, … Continue reading

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Dashka Slater, award-winning children’s author and environmental journalist, hopes to entice kids into the outdoors

Because I’m an environmental journalist as well as the author of four books for children, people often ask me if I write “environmentalist” children’s books. I find it tough to answer.  What makes a book “environmentalist?”  Must an environmentalist book … Continue reading

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