Ponder Goembel

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs, by Brian Swann; and The Night Iguana Left Home, by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.

Books by this Author

Old Cricket
Castaway Cats
Sailor Moo

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep on creating!

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

A. Micheal Angelo, what was it like painting ceilings?

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Maurice Sendak

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

A. Creativity, honesty, bravery

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. But...