Biography: Sean Addy is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, as well as a photographer for school children. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and has worked as a merchandiser and window designer for many retailers.
While growing up, Sean's family moved around quite a bit, so drawing was one thing that made it easy to make friends. He would draw on anything, including the wall much to his mother's dismay. He still draws on anything, which gives his work added dimension.
Sean would like to write children's books one day. "But for now," he says, "drawing is where it's at. That and raising two boys to think that their Dad's cool for drawing the books they read!"
Sean lives in Port Jervis, New York, with his wife and two sons.
A companion to Amelia to Zora, Akira to Zoltán features 26 contemporary men. Diverse in occupation as well as ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds, the book showcases positive role models for kids. Each biography offers a childhood anecdote, an amazing accomplishment, and an inspiring quote.
"The profiles are clearly, even eloquently written, and include just the right amount of detail and information about work and ethics for the target audience." — Booklist
"A worthy purchase, both in informational and illustrative terms, this title provides a starting place for research on any of these figures as it demonstrates the importance of passion in work." — School Library Journal
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change her world and the world around her.
". . . this one is very smart—in design, art, and choice of subject."
— Booklist, starred review
"With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women take flight. . . An inspiration and a delight."
— Kirkus Reveiws, starred review
Chocolate, flowers, poems, gifts—all of these things are readily associated with Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year. But how did this day devoted to the celebration of love come to be? How have the traditions associated with February 14th changed over the years, and how do people in different countries around the world mark the occasion?
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"A solid nonfiction offering; libraries should buy multiples." --Kirkus Reviews
"Collage art that mimics old-fashioned Valentine's illustrations is irresistible. . ." --Booklist
"A lovely addition to holiday bookshelves." --School Library Journal