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Clare Fennell

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Clare Fennell

  • 5 stars across 36 books
    Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the proud mother of three BIG sons. In addition to writing, she gives presentations at state and national conferences and book festivals, as well as visiting schools across the country, where she enjoys meeting librarians, teachers, parents, and students. Visit her at After many years working as a designer and studio manager in the UK greeting card industry, Clare Fennell took the plunge and decided to follow her lifelong dream and illustrate children's books. She ousted her husband from his beloved study and converted it to a rather messy studio filled with children's picture books, cats, cushions, pencils and paint. Today she is joyfully collaging the contents of her imagination into children's books and loving every moment.

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    • Oh, No, Mr Snowman!

      Oh, No, Mr Snowman!

      by Ashbeee

      We enjoyed this Christmas themed story all about a naughty snowman. The illustrations are lovely and the story is just right for a bedtime read. We li...

    • We Three Kings

      We Three Kings

      This was our advent book this evening and it was a great story. The 3 king bears set out to take their gifts to the baby but run in to trouble along t...

    • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

      'Twas the Night Before Christmas

      A nicely illustrated version of a classic poem that is perfect for getting in the christmas spirit. The pictures shoe Santa's visit to one house where...