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John Parra

John Parra is an award-winning illustrator of books for young readers, including "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown, named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, and "Marvelous Cornelius," by Phil Bildner, which won the SCBWI Golden Kite for Picture Book Illustration. Other awards include the ALA Pura Belpré Honors and The Christophers Award. In 2015 John was invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to present a special event about his career and illustrations. His art can also be seen at the U.S. Post Office on six Forever Stamps titled "Delicioso." John's most recent book, "Little Libraries, Big Heroes," with author Miranda Paul, was released in fall 2019 and tells the inspiring story of the Little Free Library organization and the community heroes who support it.

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Little Libraries, Big Heroes
Children / Teens
Clarion Books
September 2019
ISBN 9780544800274
40 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world. More/less

Frida Kahlo y Sus Animalitos
Children / Teens
NorthSouth Books
September 2017
ISBN 9780735842922
40 pages
$17.95, INSTOCK
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Frida Khalo y su Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. More/less

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