K. Wendy Popp

K Wendy Popp's pastels and drawings have been used to illustrate publications internationally for over two decades, and her artwork is held in private collections and galleries throughout the United States. Her previous books include Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki and One Candle by Eve Bunting.  Ms. Popp lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, Bill, and two children, Zoe and Wynn.

Books by this Author

Where does the sunrise begin? Douglas Wood asks this question in the style that has made him an internationally bestselling author. He answers it by focusing on the world of one child, then moving to another child’s world farther away, and then yet still farther, to the ends of the Earth, before bringing the text back to its starting point. Stunning artwork provides a beautiful sweeping look at a world that is simple yet complex, one in which the sun always rises to reveal a new day, a new...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Find work with good purpose and create with passion.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I see things through a very dark lens.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Sacajawea and I wouldn't say much, I'd let her do all the talking.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. When I find something magnificent that is revealed to me when I wasn't looking for it.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I have been told that I have an ability to disarm people I speak with.

Author Voices

April 29, 2010

In October of 09, my son found a huge, beautiful bright green caterpillar. It was the longest and thickest caterpillar I have ever seen. He had 'rescued' it from some over zealous leaf blowers in a park nearby. With the help of the internet, we identified the caterpillar as a polymephus moth. We then put it in a container with some gauze and a maple leaf which is what we determined this type of caterpillar eats and waited to show it to his father, only to find that in a few short hours it had begun to spin itself a cocoon in the leaf we provided. We had only planned to show it to his father and then let it go! When we researched further, a site that... see more