Aileen Leijten

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Bella wants to write poems. Bean wants to go for a walk. Bella wants to write poems. Bean wants Bella to look at her cute toes. Could these two best friends be more different? But as Bean's attempt to coax Bella away from her notepad become ever more over the top, Bella finds her poetry taking unexpected twists. You might be a Bella or you could be a Bean - either way, this sweet, clever tale will remind you there is perfect poetry to mismatched friends.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do what you love and enjoy your life!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A large sunny space with all the possible art supplies available, and oceans of time.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On the beach -It's cold and rainy today in Brooklyn...

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Fresh whole wheat bread with butter

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. compassion, forgiveness, open mindedness

Author Voices

March 01, 2010

To me, the word history mostly evokes long gone, far away events. However, this past year we have been fortunate enough to hear the word combination ‘history in the making’ more often, especially in relationship to our new president, Mr. Obama. We often forget that ‘history in the making’, also happens every day, in small workspaces all around Brooklyn. Behind those brick walls artists and writers plug away, creating books for our children. Some of these artists are women. March happens to be Women’s History Month and I am most fortunate to be part of a local celebration of recent history. But, I don’t want to forget... see more

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