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LAURA BEINGESSNER has loved to draw and paint ever since she was a little girl. She is the illustrator of several books for children including Our Corner Grocery Store by Joanne Shwartz and If the Shoe Fits, a New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing pick. She lives in Toronto with her husband and son.  



book cover Sail Away with Me
Written by Jane Collins-Philippe
Illustrated by Laura Beingessner

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Bedtime & Dreams; Juvenile Fiction | 978-0-88776-842-2 (0-88776-842-3) | March 2010 | 17.99

Jane Collins-Philippe loves the sea – after all she has spent many years living on a sailboat – and she has collected verses old and new to share her understanding and affection. Some of the poems will be familiar, like Eugene Field’s “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.” Others are from Collins-Philippe’s own... [read more]

book cover Our Corner Grocery Store
Written by Joanne Schwartz
Illustrated by Laura Beingessner

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Multigenerational; Juvenile Fiction - Concepts; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-868-2 (0-88776-868-7) | April 2009 | 21.99

A picture book that celebrates local shops and building communities.

Anna Maria takes great pleasure and pride in her grandparents’ corner grocery store. Every Saturday she spends the day helping to arrange fruits and vegetables, greet the customers, and keep things neat and tidy. Through her day we meet the neighbors and... [read more]

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