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For as long as I can remember, I have felt a strong connection to animals. I enjoy learning about them, caring for them, and of course, when ever possible, drawing them. That’s why illustrating The Carnival of the Animals was such a joy. It was great fun figuring out what each animal should look like based on how the poems described them, and listening to the classical music while I drew each one helped a great deal. I believe animals all have unique personalities and abilities, and if we are observant, we can learn a great deal from them.
 
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Nancy and Plum
Written by Betty MacDonald
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Introduction by Jeanne Birdsall
Trade Paperback

It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers
and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. Monday’s Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents... Read More
 





Nancy and Plum
Written by Betty MacDonald
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Introduction by Jeanne Birdsall
Hardcover

It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers
and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. Monday’s Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents... Read More
 





Nancy and Plum
Written by Betty MacDonald
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Introduction by Jeanne Birdsall
eBook

It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers
and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. Monday’s Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents... Read More
 





The Carnival of the Animals
Written by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Created by Camille Saint-Saens
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A great way to introduce children to classical music.

America’s first Children's Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD... Read More
 





The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Hardcover

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read More
 





The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
eBook

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read More
 





The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Hardcover Library Binding

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
 
But as Vasya opened... Read More
 





The Blue Shoe
Written by Roderick Townley
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Trade Paperback

Far away, in a remote mountain village, there is a cobbler's shop. And in the window there sits a shoe. Not just any shoe, but a jewel-encrusted blue shoe. When the shoe's largest jewel goes missing, the cobbler's assistant, Hap, is blamed and banished to the dreaded Mount Xexnax. Legend has... Read More
 





The Blue Shoe
Written by Roderick Townley
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
eBook

It was only one shoe. It fit no one. But everyone wanted it.

Hap Barlo sits in a cell, wondering how it had all gone so wrong. The blue shoe was ruined, the girl he’d been trying to help was missing, and he’d been branded a thief—again! He would be... Read More
 





A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
eBook

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake... Read More
 





A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Hardcover Library Binding

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake... Read More
 





A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder
Illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Hardcover

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake... Read More
 

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