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Happy Book Birthday to Susan Detwiler!


Congratulations to the amazingly talented Susan Detwiler, my SCBWI MD/DE/WV co-blogger over at As The Eraser Burns, for yesterday’s release of THE SPARROW AND THE TREES, (Arbordale Publishing,) which she illustrated for author Sharon Chriscoe!

The Sparrow family is ready for their trip south for the winter, but Papa’s wing is hurt and he cannot make the trip. He asks the trees for help. One by one, the mighty, leafy trees of the forest say no! Will any of the trees help Papa Sparrow? What will happen to the selfish trees that turned him away? Discover why some trees lose their leaves in winter in this folktale.

portraitSusan is the illustrator of several books for children including On the MoveBig Cat, Little Kitty, and the award-winning titles Pandas’ Earthquake Escape and One Wolf Howls. She is the author/illustrator of Fine Life For A Country Mouse. Susan is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her illustrations have appeared in the children’s magazines Highlights for Children and Ladybug, and her artwork has also been used for puzzles, games, and greeting cards. Books have always been a source of joy in her life, and as a child she particularly loved books with beautiful illustrations. Susan was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives with her artist husband in Baltimore.

To learn more about her work, check our her website at www.susandetwiler.com! And again, congratulations, Susan!


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