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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Your Mother Should Know, If Not for You, Respect, A Change is Gonna Come, Blueberry Hill

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sitting in a comfortable chair with a beautiful picture book in my lap.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having started as a children's book illustrator sooner in my career.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My imagination

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