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Gentle Stories about Hope and Connection


In a hectic world, books that provide quiet, gentle stories for young children offer connection in ways that ground their lives and provide hope for their futures.


Panelists
Zoey Abbott

Zoey Abbott lives in Portland, Oregon. She has worked as a graphic designer, bookmaker, greeting card sales representative and an ESL teacher in Japan. She is the illustrator of "Finn's Feather."

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James Howe

James Howe is the author of many books for children, including the Bunnicula series and the Misfits series. He is also the author of the Houndsley and Catina books, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, "Otter and Odder," illustrated by Chris Raschka, "Brontorina," illustrated by Randy Cecil, and "Big Bob, Little Bob," illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson....

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Molly Idle

Molly Idle is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book "Flora and the Flamingo" and all of the Flora books. She’s also the creator of the Rex series which includes "Tea Rex and Sea Rex," and the illustrator of "People Don’t Bite People....

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Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is the daughter and granddaughter of painters. She started her story in Lima, Peru, and then moved to the United States. The winner of a 2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award for "La Princesa and the Pea" by Susan Middleton Elya....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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