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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.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep on creating!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Maurice Sendak

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Puss in Boots

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Hights

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