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New Authors for April on The Studio

Apr 02, 2012

Story lovers alert! Four new authors and artists are being featured in the month of April on The Studio:

Mitali Perkins loves the moment in Disney’s Aladdin when Jasmine leaps on a magic carpet to visit “whole new worlds.” As a child, Perkins moved with her family to many unfamiliar worlds—Calcutta, London, Ghana, New York City, and Mexico City—which is why she now writes to transport her readers to places they’ve never been. “The best writing can also be a magic carpet, taking us to unfamiliar places—even when our physical bodies remain curled up on a sofa,” she says.

For more than 25 years, Lisa Greenleaf has been an illustrator, book designer, and fine artist. She recently added author to her list with her first full-color children’s book, John Greenleaf Whittier’s The Barefoot Boy. Fun fact: This book was inspired by a Girl Scout project Greenleaf once did where she researched her family tree!

Ellen Jackson is a former Girl Scout and elementary school teacher and has written more than 60 books for children. Jackson’s librarian mom and amateur astronomer father influenced her works about astronomy, the solstices, and U.S. presidents.

When she was a young girl, Bonnie Doerr often pretended to be a spirited, wild horse, a freely soaring eagle, or a fierce alligator. As she played with nature, she also played with words. Doerr grew up to become a writer and poured her outdoors passion into stories about fragile wildlife, endangered species, and ecological challenges.

Don’t miss these four (and more!) on The Studio.