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.

Books by this Author

Homegrown House
Twist
Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club
Knock on Wood
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why not?

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

A. My answer to this changes too frequently to give a good answer!

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.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "I'll do it tomorrow": I am a terrible procrastinator.

Q. What do you regret most?

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

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