Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is the author of You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum, illustrated by her sister, #1 New York Times bestselling artist Robin Preiss Glasser. Weitzman graduated from Vassar College where she majored in Art History. She has contributed to several New York Times bestselling books for children. She lives with her family in New York State.

Books by this Author

Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door
Superhero Joe

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't go ANYWHERE without a book!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. When I was a young girl, my favorite fictional hero was Tottie from Rumer Godden's A Doll's House, but I would have argued with that she wasn't fictional at all!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dolores Umbridge. She just freaks me out!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Well, it's not my hair!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not taking more chances... and knowing this, not taking more chances!