Wonderful Illustrators

*The featured image of the beautiful parrot (on the Cricket Magazine at left) is by Cindy Revell. 


Here are some of the amazing illustrators whose work has brought my stories to life:

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Mary Grace Corpus created this fabulous vision of Ellie, the hero of Reading Beauty, who falls into a deep read.

Lucia Sforza did a lovely job of depicting Bangladesh’s beautiful Lawachara National Park in”Rahim’s Pangolin,” which appeared in the February issue of Cricket Magazine.

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Donald Wu brought fun and vitality to Holly Hedgehog and her friend Milton Mouse in these series of illustrations depicting a perfect winter day (Ladybug, January 2018):


Marta Antelo‘s style is deceptively easy on the eye, but even a quick browse of her illustrations reveals brilliant design and painstaking attention to composition.  Her client list has included The New York Times, National Geographic, and Cricket Magazine (May and June 2017), where she beautifully depicted the African Grey parrot, Asha:

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“Asha, Bird of Hope,” Part One, appeared in Cricket Magazine (June 2017), accompanied by illustrations by Marta Antelo.

Steve Brown captured a little girl and her dog relishing a rainy day perfectly in “Come On, Charley” (Babybug, April 2017).  On his website, his “About Me” section depicts a compelling picture of an illustrator at home in the countryside, surrounded by cats, as he creates his humorous, whimsical illustrations.

Mikela Prevost depicted a beautiful county of Kenya wonderfully.  On her website, she states that she endeavors to capture a child’s sense of wonder and unique perspective, and she certainly succeeded in “Mr. Mosop’s Kukus.”

Isabel Roxas illustrated “A Day at Liberty Bay.”  I think her simple, elegant artwork captured this story about discovery perfectly.  Roxas continues to create amazing illustrations–I enjoy following her work.

Ziyue Chen illustrated “Golden Crested Crane.”  I adore her bright colors and the way her art dances.

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I think Betsy Wallin’s watercolors are stunning!  She loves gardens like I do, and made amazing art for “Daddy’s Garden,” published in Ladybug Magazine.  Besides being a terribly gifted artist, Betsy Wallin is also one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met over email!

Marie Grandgirard‘s simple, whimsical illustrations for “Apple Day” celebrated Montana’s sweeping fields, broad mountains and crunchy apples!

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“Apple Day,” published in Spider Magazine, Oct. 2015. Illustrations by Marie Grandgirard