Reading from her beloved collection!
Rosemary Wells is the bestselling author and illustrator of children’s books, including the popular Max and Ruby series.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Wells grew up in a house “filled with books, dogs, and music.” Her childhood years were spent on the Jersey Shore. Always my family read aloud.”
Rosemary Wells’s career as an author and illustrator spans more than 40 years and 130 books. She has won numerous awards, and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. She has also given Mother Goose new life in two definitive editions, published by Candlewick.
“Simple incidents from childhood are universal,” Wells says. “The dynamics between older and younger siblings are common to all families.”
Many times when speaking, Mrs. Wells is asked where her ideas come from. She usually answers, “It’s a writer’s job to have ideas.”
She admits, “I put into my books all of the things I remember. I am an accomplished eavesdropper in restaurants, trains, and gatherings of any kind. These remembrances are jumbled up and changed because fiction is always more palatable than truth. Memories become more true as they are honed and whittled into characters and stories.”
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