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Jessie Hartland

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Jessie Hartland is a New York City based author and artist. She has written and illustrated over twelve books for children and adults including Steve Jobs: Insanely Great! (Schwartz & Wade, 2015) which has been translated in over 12 languages, Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child (Schwartz & Wade, 2012) and How the Sphinx got to the Museum, which was named a Top Ten Sci-Tech Books for Youth in 2010 from Booklist. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure magazine, the Washington Post, and many others. Hartland has also designed window displays for Barneys and Bloomingdale's,...

Jean Marzollo

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Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.

She says, "As a child, I loved to read and sew dolls' clothes, one outfit after another. I am a graduate of Manchester High School, the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working as a high school English teacher and editor of Scholastic's "Let's Find Out" kindergarten magazine with Carol Devine Carson for 20 years, I began writing children's books. I have written over 130 books, including the award-winning, best-selling I SPY series for children, written completely...