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Clare Fennell

  • 4 stars across 44 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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      The Elves and the Shoemaker

      by EllysWu

      A great rhyming version of a classic tale ~ Ellys read brilliantly sounding out words she didn't know! The pictures were lovely and the only part she...