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  • 5 stars across 7 books
    JOEL HARPER (Claremont, CA) growing up in an artistic household, Joel Harper was encouraged by his family to express himself through music and writing. Joel s first book, All the Way to the Ocean (2006) is in its 4th edition and has been adapted into an animated movie. His second book, Sea Change, debuted in 2015. He supports his love of self-expression and discovery by managing his publishing house, Freedom Three Publishing, and working with various local, national, and international environmental organizations and initiatives advocating for marine conservation. When he is not writing and publishing books, he plays and teaches lap slide guitar and Native American Flute. GARY KELLEY was raised in a musical family and exposed to drawing, painting, and art history at an early age by his artist uncle. This stoked a lifelong passion for art and music with a restless eye and an eclectic ear. Over his extensive career as a professional artist, he has illustrated some 30 picture books on subjects from the Blues to Paganini to classic literature. He has also created murals for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Google, and Barnes and Noble. In addition, he has designed dozens of CD covers and portraits for Rolling Stone magazine.
    14th May 2020

    Jacob Riis's Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children

    This revealing biography of a pioneering photojournalist and social reformer Jacob Riis shows how he brought to light on... More

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    14th October 2004

    The Stolen Smile

    From his jail cell in Italy, Vincenzo Peruggia tells how and why he stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911.... More

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    1st September 1990

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    In this story of Ichabod Crane, the author attempts to capture the superstitions of the early Dutch settlers who farmed ... More

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