Lisze Bechtold is the author and illustrator of picture books and early readers. Her titles include EDNA'S TALE, SALLY AND THE PURPLE SOCKS, a Children's Choice Book which is also included in Dolly Parton's Literacy Program. BUSTER THE VERY SHY DOG and the sequel, BUSTER & PHOEBE: THE GREAT BONE GAME, both received Oppenheimer Gold Awards. BUSTER & PHOEBE was a 2005 Maryland Blue Crab Honor Book as well. These character driven books were inspired by the many weird pets she has lived with. She is also the illustrator of TOOTS THE CAT, written by the well-known poet, Karla Kuskin. After receiving her MFA from Cal Arts, she had a career as an animator before turning to writing and illustrating children’s books full time. She has coordinated illustrator events for the SCBWI, taught at UCLA Extension, and spoken at CRA and many elementary schools. Lisze lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband, three sons, and assorted pets.
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