I Am the Rain is John Paterson’s first book with Dawn Publications. He’s both the illustrator and author. As a child, John Paterson was fascinated by the changing form, steady purpose and life-giving magic of water. Later, he chased rivers throughout the country as a white-water kayaker and raft guide. Professionally, he has helped craft stories of nature and culture for museums and other educational organizations including the Field Museum and the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. He lives with his wife and two children in Northbrook, Illinois.
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Laurie’s latest book is Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat. Living alongside a creek in a wooded area, gives Laurie may opportunities to observe nature up close and personal. Her backyard is a playground for many wild creatures, as well as a diverse assortment of birds, including hawks, hummingbirds, and egrets.
The critters of the redwood forest come alive with Chad Wallace’s vibrant illustration in Tall Tall Tree. Written by Anthony Fredericks, this book is the 5th book Chad has illustrated for Dawn.
Daytime, Nighttime, All Though the Year is Andrea’s first book with Dawn Publications. But she has been illustrating children’s nature books for many years, and hopes that her work will help young people develop a passion for the natural world.
Ashley White, whose debut book for Dawn is A Moon of My Own, also describes herself as an “outdoor fanatic, peony-gazer, and daydreamer, with an eye for all things fabulous and creative.” Her illustrations for A Moon of My Own are inspired by her love of travel and her daughter who wears rain boots every day of the year. When […]