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Janet S. Wong

Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as Grump, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why not?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. There are so many, but one who stands above many of the rest is the Dalai Lama.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. blindness

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Fortunately I don't have many regrets. I'm very good at blocking out bad memories!

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

A. I would like to be able to swim like a fish (or dolphin). I often dream about that, and wrote a poem about it in NIGHT GARDEN: Poems from the World of Dreams.

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