Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is the author of You Can't Take a Balloon Into the Metropolitan Museum, illustrated by her sister, #1 New York Times bestselling artist Robin Preiss Glasser. Weitzman graduated from Vassar College where she majored in Art History. She has contributed to several New York Times bestselling books for children. She lives with her family in New York State.

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Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't go ANYWHERE without a book!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Anyone with the best palaces.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The nerve to take more chances.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. When I was a young girl, my favorite fictional hero was Tottie from Rumer Godden's A Doll's House, but I would have argued with that she wasn't fictional at all!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My very large smile.

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