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It feels better now, to know that she is only partly gone. When I lived in Paris, I used to sit on sunny mornings in a little park behind Notre Dame. It was the quietest place to read and write and get away from my living space chez Shakespeare and Company bookstore, where for several months it was my job to supervise the itinerant writers and artists who traded a few nights' stay for cleaning duties. My bunk was in the children's book cubby—I think it's still there, with its little curtain. And I am so happy that Notre Dame's rose windows, those luminous creatures, are also still there, not just memories. My favorite gargoyle? I am afraid to google it.
I am an author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon.
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat"
(Random House, 2017). Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
*Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus.
The Great Dictionary Caper, illustrated by Eric Comstock (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster, 2018)
**Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.
Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004). New York Times Bestseller, ALA Notable Book, and winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.