Janet Pedersen


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Janet Pedersen, a former children's book designer who now writes and illustrates her own stories, says that much of her work is based on childhood memories. "When I was growing up," she explains, "my family and I spent our summers in Tehachapi, California, where we lived and worked on our ranch. I took care of pigs, chickens, and a baby calf I named Lucy." These experiences proved to be a wellspring of ideas for the resourceful author-illustrator, who infuses her stories about animals with a compelling authenticity and simplicity.

Janet Pedersen's first book with Candlewick Press, MILLIE IN THE MEADOW, drew its inspiration from these recollections of the ranch. It is the story of a young calf named Millie who watches an artist paint each of
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Botanical,Decorative,Editorial,Home,Impressionistic,Interiors,Nature,Oil,Painterly,Portraiture,Still Life

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Average rating: 3.58 · 927 ratings · 215 reviews · 24 distinct works
Houdini the Amazing Caterpi...

3.75 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2008
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Pino and the Signora's Pasta

3.77 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2005
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Millie Wants To Play

3.30 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Millie In The Meadow

3.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Li...

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The Wonderful Thing About H...

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Bath Time

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3.63 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2003
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Sneezy Louise (Picture Book)

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Thea's Tree

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3.67 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2008
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In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog

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3.31 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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