TITLE: Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin: National Book Festival 2008
SPEAKER: Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
EVENT DATE: 09/27/2008
RUNNING TIME: 39 minutes
Children's author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin appear at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Doreen Cronin majored in journalism in college and after graduation spent years in publishing before deciding to go to law school. She practiced law in New York before turning to writing children's books full time. Her best-selling, award-winning books include "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" (a Caldecott Honor Book), "Duck for President," "Diary of a Worm" and the latest with illustrator Betsy Lewin, "Thump, Quack, Moo: A Wacky Adventure" (Simon & Schuster, September 2008). She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Speaker Biography: Betsy Lewin attributes her passion for children's books to her mother, a kindergarten teacher, who read to Lewin and her brother every night. She is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator, along with author Doreen Cronin, of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" (2000) and its sequels "Giggle, Giggle, Quack"; "Duck for President"; "Click Clack Quackity-Quack"; "Click, Clack, Splish, Splash"; and the latest, "Thump, Quack, Moo: A Wacky Adventure" (Simon & Schuster, September 2008). She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008