Biography for Giving Thanks


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Jonathan London is the author of numerous celebrated children's books. His commitment to honoring the wonders of the natural world has been lauded by readers and critics alike. About GIVING THANKS, Jonathan London says, "Like the dad in the story, I give thanks to ‘the things of nature' every day. Of course, my young friends call me a tree hugger! But they're right. I am!" Jonathan London lives with his wife and two sons.

Gregory Manchess is a self-taught artist whose paintings have been seen in such magazines as NEWSWEEK, TIME, ATLANTIC MONTHLY, READER'S DIGEST, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. He has received gold and silver medals and the coveted Hamilton King Award from the New York Society of Illustrators for NANUK: LORD OF THE ICE by Brian J. Heinz. About GIVING THANKS, he says, "This story is a timeless expression of the love for nature and understanding our place in the realm of life . . . an understanding that children develop so quickly." This is his first book with Candlewick Press.

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