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Meet Jeff Stone, author of Phoenix

Jeff Stone lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children and practices the martial arts daily.

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Meilo So has illustrated several award-winning books, including Tasty Baby Belly Buttons, by Judy Sierra; It’s Simple, Said Simon, by Mary Ann Hoberman; The Ugly Duckling, retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland; and Countdown to Spring!, by Janet Schulman. Meilo So was born in Hong Kong and lives in England with her
husband and daughter.

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I have always made narrative into pictures . . .

I have been drawing from about the time I was five years old. My grandfather had a mannequin shop; I used to watch him painting eyes and lips on the models. I have always made narrative into pictures... Read More


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It's Simple, Said Simon
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Meilo So
Trade Paperback

One day, a boy goes out for a walk. He encounters a dog, a cat, and a horse. The dog dares him to growl, the cat dares him to stretch, and the horse dares him to jump. "It's simple," says Simon. Then he meets a tiger, who challenges him to all... Read More
 





It's Simple, Said Simon
Written by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Meilo So
eBook

One day, a boy goes out for a walk. He encounters a dog, a cat, and a horse. The dog dares him to growl, the cat dares him to stretch, and the horse dares him to jump. "It's simple," says Simon. Then he meets a tiger, who challenges him to all... Read More
 





Brush of the Gods
Written by Lenore Look
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover

This gorgeous picture book biography, according to Kirkus Reviews in a starred review, is "a cheerful introduction not only to Wu Daozi, but to the power of inspiration."

Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and... Read More
 





Brush of the Gods
Written by Lenore Look
Illustrated by Meilo So
eBook

   Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy... Read More
 





Brush of the Gods
Written by Lenore Look
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover Library Binding

    Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy... Read More
 





Hurry and the Monarch
Written by Antoine O Flatharta
Illustrated by Meilo So
Trade Paperback

When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is... Read More
 





Hurry and the Monarch
Written by Antoine O Flatharta
Illustrated by Meilo So
eBook

When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is... Read More
 





The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind."
- from the Introduction by Jack Prelutsky

Here in one... Read More
 





Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Meilo So
Trade Paperback

“Prelutsky has invented a method he calls ‘poemstarts’ to help children get started in writing poetry. He provides several introductory lines of a simple poem and then offers some open-ended suggestions for its completion. In this thematically organized collection, Prelutsky offers ten poemstarts on different popular themes, complemented by three short... Read More
 





Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover

When Jack Prelutksy posted the first couplet of a funny poem on a Web site and invited children to finish it, he expected about 100 responses. He got thousands. Now he has come up with an anthology of poems on 10 popular subjects by well-known poets and combined it with his... Read More
 





A Bunny for All Seasons
Written by Janet Schulman
Illustrated by Meilo So
eBook

One summer day a bunny hops out of the woods and into a garden. “What a wonderful garden someone has made just for me,” she thinks. All summer she feasts there. In the fall, she hides from the mean old cat behind big orange pumpkins. Then, just before the snows of... Read More
 





Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City
Written by Janet Schulman
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover

The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing–a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale Male not only stayed, he became one of New York City’s most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenue’s... Read More
 





Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Written by Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they... Read More
 





Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird
Written by Stephanie Spinner
Illustrated by Meilo So
Hardcover Library Binding

In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they... Read More
 

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