Ponder Goembel

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs, by Brian Swann; and The Night Iguana Left Home, by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.

Books by this Author

Castaway Cats
Old Cricket
Sailor Moo

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep on creating!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Shy

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The nasty stepmother

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Inability to relax my style of illustrating

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Maurice Sendak

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