About the Author and Illustrator Julie Fortenberry

Artist Julie Fortenberry has illustrated several picture books, including Pirate Boy written by Eve Bunting, a 2012 Children’s Choice Book. This is Julie’s first book as both author and illustrator, and her Alazar Press debut. Julie lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she shares a studio with her husband, Don. To see more of Julie’s work, plus step-by-step instructions for making paper hats, visit–


Please visit Julie’s BLOG at juliefortenberry.blogspot.com


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