My first published book was The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. It began as an exercise using the pattern of The House That Jack Built. That was twenty years ago, and I'm pleased to say the book is still in print! It led to a series of books using the same pattern that Nancy Winslow Parker illustrated using a rebus format (little pictures in place of some words.)
As a former teacher, I enjoy doing school visits where I connect with the children who are my readers. Among the books I've published are a collection of Ojibwa legends, From the Land of the White Birch, and a tie-in to elementary social studies curriculum, Liberty and Justice for All.
I also write for children's magazines, women's magazines, and a travel magazine.
My hobbies include bird-watching and flower gardening.
In 2009 I was honored by the Michigan Reading Association with the Gwen Frostic Award as "an author who has contributed greatly to literacy in Michigan."
Member since 1993
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