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I make my living translating modern novels (French, Dutch into English), but my real love is reserved for writing my own brand of fiction. I have two books for children out: Isabel of the Whales (Delacorte/Yearling) and the recent follow-up, Jessaloup's Song (vanHorton). I also read everything I can get my hands on. I live in Western Massachusetts with my husband Peter, my dog Ruby and a few thousand bees.
Oh, and I have a website I hope you'll visit: http://www.Hestervelmans.com.


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Hester Thanks, Sed! I hope you'll like the sequel (Jessaloup's Song) too...


Hester Sed wrote: "Hi! Isabel of the Whales is one of my favorite books of all time! It is amazing and full of action. I have recommended it to all of my friends. I have gotten most them to read it, and they love it..."


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Sed Hi! Isabel of the Whales is one of my favorite books of all time! It is amazing and full of action. I have recommended it to all of my friends. I have gotten most them to read it, and they love it as well! Thanks for a great read!


Hester Alison wrote: "Hey! I just wanted to say that Isabel of the Whales was (and still is) one of my favorite books when I was little. I will be sure to read the sequel!"

I hope you'll like it!! Isabel too is older now...
All best,
Hester


Alison Hey! I just wanted to say that Isabel of the Whales was (and still is) one of my favorite books when I was little. I will be sure to read the sequel!


Jessica Hey Hester, thanks for the heads up! Will definitely check out the 2nd book :) Cheers!


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