Cecilia Galante, the author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies, makes her Stepping Stones debut with a sweet series about a lovable curly-haired cupid.
Most cupids have soft straight hair, rosy cheeks, and silky white wings. Not Willa Bean! She has a crazy mess of hair, a million-bajillion freckles, and bright purple wings with silver tips. And lately those bright purple wings with silver tips have been giving Willa Bean an awful lot of problems. They won't fly! Cupid Academy is starting soon, and what if she's the only cloudbound cupid there? Nope, nope, nopeity, nope. Willa Bean just has to make her wings behave!
About Kristi Valiant
KRISTI VALIANT's love of dance led her to jump and jive in a Latin and swing dance group called The Fourth Street Alley Cats. Unfortunately, there were no penguins in the group. Kristi illustrates the Little Wings chapter book series and has illustrated a handful of picture books including The Goodbye Cancer Garden. This is her first picture book as both author and illustrator. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbus College of Art & Design and serves as the Regional Director for the Indiana chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Kristi grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Indiana with her husband, daughters, and a room full of monkeys and hippos (and some sneaky penguins).
Little Wings #1: Willa Bean's Cloud Dreams by Cecilia Galante; illustrated by Kristi Valiant