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Ruth E. Harper

  • 5 stars across 6 books

    Audrey Penn started her career as a ballerina dancing with the National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and the Danny Diamond Dance Theatre. In 1980, she became too ill with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) to continue dancing but, because she had participated in children's theatre, children's dance, and always enjoyed children's literature, she turned to writing children's books for her creative outlet.

    Her passion for advocacy for children continually molds her writing style and subject matter. She has created her writing program - The Writing Penn - into schools, libraries, and children's hospitals, where she shapes and refines her story ideas in partnership with kids.

    Today, Audrey has written over 13 books and is a New York Times bestselling author of The Kissing Hand .

    15th October 1993

    The Kissing Hand

    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon sh... More

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    27th September 2018

    The Kissing Hand 25th Anniversary Edition

    With over six million copies sold, countless children have been introduced to Chester Raccoon through The Kissing ... More

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    1st April 2018

    Happy Whale

    Happy Whale loves to splash in the sea!Join in the fun with thissquishy, waterproof book,perfect for bath time.... More

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    11th August 2011

    Un Beso en Mi Mano (The Kissing Hand)

    In this contemporary classic Chester Raccoon seeks love and reassurance from his mother as he ventures out into the worl... More

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    31st March 2003

    Sassafras

    Sassafras, the little skunk, develops self-esteem when he learns the value of his "special gift" while playing with his ... More

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    1st January 1993

    The Kissing Hand

    When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to c... More

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