Judy Schachner

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JUDY SCHACHNER Judy Schachner was born into an Irish Catholic working class family from New England. Money was as tight as their apartment was tiny and though she may not have had the easiest of childhoods, she credits her imagination with helping her survive it. She can’t ever remember a time when she was not drawing, and like most budding artists she doodled on everything, including her father’s bald head. She drew herself into stories where she was the smartest in her class and into a family where mothers lived to be a ripe old age. Described by the New York Times as “ …something like the James Joyce for the elementary school – set…”, Judy Schachner is the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator of over twenty-five books for children including Dewey Bob, Bits & Pieces, Yo, Vikings!, The Grannyman, Willy and May, and the Skippyjon Jones series. She has won many awards including the first E. B. White Read Aloud Award.

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