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Jana Christy

  • 5 stars across 30 books
    Linda Booth Sweeney wrote this book after nearly floating away in a windstorm while on a walk with her then-toddler son. They both thought it was hilarious and have enjoyed wild and woolly storms ever since. Linda is the author of three nonfiction books: The Systems Thinking Playbook, When a Butterfly Sneezes, and Connected Wisdom . This is her first children's book.
    Linda lives near Boston with her husband, three children, Rugby the dog, Boo the parakeet, Cinnamon Bun the rabbit, and a gecko named Gregg.

    Jana Christy did much of the art for this book during hurricane-force winds on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia--flags flapped and walls shook in a house that looks remarkably like the house in this story. She loves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander. She lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.

    1st September 2017

    Princess and the Pea

    When a sensitive prince searches far and wide for a bride but finds no princess as tender-hearted as he is, he can hardl... More

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    1st January 2013

    A Year With Friends

    February is time for snuggling . . . July is time for fireworks . . . This beautifully formatted picture book takes youn... More

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    1st September 2014

    And Then Comes Christmas

    A lyrical and lovely ode to winter and to Christmas, this book invites the reader to watch for signs of the approaching ... More

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    1st June 2008

    We Love the Seaside

    Billy, Molly, Stan and Ella pile into the car with Mum and Dad and they're off to the seaside. Join them building sandca... More

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    13th October 2015

    Frankie Liked to Sing

    Frankie Liked to Sing celebrates the life of Frank Sinatra, whose iconic voice changed popular music forever and influen... More

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    24th June 2015

    When the Wind Blows

    Scenes rich with springtime details for little eyes to follow and lyrical verse that captures the changeable mood of the... More

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    21st January 2014

    How to Hug

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