As an illustrator, Jean Cassels has over 60 titles in natural history books for children. Lonesome George, the giant tortoise, was the winner of the 2004 LSU Giverny Award for best science book for children.
Jean’s first book of fiction and the first she has written and illustrated is... The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson, the winner of the 2004 SCBWI Golden Kite Award. The sequel... Br’er Rabbit Captured! was a finalist for the 2008 SIBA Book Award.
Two Bobbies … A true story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival. [authors…Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery, illustrations by Jean Cassels]
* 2009 IRA Teachers'Choice winner.
* 2009 SIBA winner
* Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2009,
* A Junior Library Guild Premier Selection.
* Indie Next List: Top Ten Books;
* Bookazine Kids..top ten titles
* Winner of the 2008 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award.
* 2009 Two Bobbies chosen as an IRA/CBC Children’s Choice.
* 2009,2010,2011 Winner of 14 State Children's Book Awards...
* Two Bobbies has received 16 State Book Award Nominations
The Cajun Nutcracker, by Chara Mock, illus. by Jean Cassels.
September 2011, Pelican Publishing.
Jean lives in New Orleans.
Member since 2001
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