Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren

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My new picture book, THE EDELWEISS PIRATES, will be published on September 1, 2018.

I am the author of THE WHISPERING TOWN, which has received the Prairie Pasque Book Award and the Andersen Prize (Italy). It has been named a Jane Addams Honor book, an ALA Children's Notable book, a Sydney Taylor Honor book and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. THE WHISPERING TOWN was also named to Booklist's Top 10 Spirituality and Religion Books for Youth list.

I am also the author of JOSIAS, HOLD THE BOOK, which is a Bank Street College Best Books selection and a recipient of the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.

My work has also been published in Highlights for Children, Ladybug and Spider magazines. I am a former print
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