JoAnn Early Macken

A Peek at the Creative Space of JoAnn Early Macken

JoAnn Early Macken is a writer of poetry, picture books, nonfiction, and novels for children and young adults, and has published over 100 titles. Most recently is Waiting Out the Storm, beautifully illustrated by Susan Gaber and published by Candlewick Press. Waiting Out the Storm is a call and response story of a mother comforting her child during a storm. Here’s a taste: Mama? Yes, buttercup? What’s that I hear? It’s only the wind in the treetops, my dear. Why does it whistle? A storm’s on its way. The wind calls the raindrops to come out and play. Another of her recent publications is Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move illustrated by Pam Paparone and published by Holiday House.… Read the rest