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John Manders
John Manders was educated at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and later took courses at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he studied children’s illustration, animation, and life drawing. His interests include puppetry (he studied that at Syracuse... show more



John Manders was educated at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and later took courses at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where he studied children’s illustration, animation, and life drawing. His interests include puppetry (he studied that at Syracuse University College) and trying to speak Italian.John's work is featured in over 30 children’s books and gazillions of children’s magazines. He's a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. John was also their first president.

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Bfarmer1
Bfarmer1 rated it 3 years ago
This book is about Pirates going to school. They do everything the pirate way. I think is a great example of diversity and how you can put your own twist to school activities. The pirates find out that they love school and they learn to clean up behind themselves. It is leveled 680 L.
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Madison's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
Written by Carolyn Crimi Illustrated by: John Manders Little Baby Mummy wants to play one more game of hide-and-shriek before bedtime and Big Mama Mummy agrees to play. This story follows Little Baby Mummy in his adventures of finding different friendly creatures that help him along the way to fin...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 5 years ago
Pete is a circus poodle. Fremont is a bear captured and given to the circus. Pete may be a headliner but he has been having problems. Fremont only wants to go back to the woods. I enjoyed this story. Pete is doing at he must to regain headline status. Teaching Fremont tricks so they can be a team ha...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 6 years ago
Henry and his friends are living on an island. Henry finds a note in a bottle and starts worrying about the threat in the note. No one else worries. Henry makes plans in case the threat happens but he's clumsy. It is good though that Henry has plans. This is humorous. I love Henry and the Buccaneer ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 6 years ago
Baby mummy does not want to go to bed so he runs from his Mummy. He hears noises but he is not afraid. Finally a noise and an animal come out that scares him and he wants his Mummy. Mummy is there to save him. I love this story. It is fun. Your little ones will enjoy it. The illustrations are fantas...
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