A blog by children's book author Michelle Markel about books, teaching and writing.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Booksigning at Chevalier's
Sending out a group hug to supporters who came out yesterday to encourage Tyrannosaurus Math as he took his first lurching steps out into the public! It was great fun dedicating books for you in the sunlit window of Chevalier's.
I'm 4tunate 2 have fan who are gr8 writers, 1derful teachers, steadfast friends-
and thank you from the bottom of my prehistoric heart.
Michelle Markel's books for children span a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction and creative non-fiction. Her critically acclaimed biographies include BRAVE GIRL: CLARA AND THE SHIRTWAIST MAKERS' STRIKE OF 1909 and THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU. Michelle teaches a class in Writing the Picture Book at UCLA Extension's Writers Program and is a founding member of CAN!, the Children’s Authors Network.
BRAVE GIRL: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
My Latest Artist Biography
THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU:Illustrated by Amanda Hall
Honors for The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau: 2013 PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing, Junior Library Guild, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading for Sharing, Booklist's Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, top 10 picture books of 2012 by The Guardian UK, a Bank St. College of Education Best Children's Book of 2013, Parents' Choice Gold Award, Red Clover Nominee.
Illustrated by Doug Cushman
For information about school visits and other types of presentations visit my website.