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Arlene Laverde

ARLENE LAVERDE is an elementary school teacher who lives in Bellerose, NY.

Illustrator MINDY DWYER has written and illustrated several children's books, including Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty, Alaska’s Snow White and Her Seven Sled Dogs, and The Salmon Princess. She is the recipient of "Not Just For Kids Anymore Award" from the Children's Book Council, a National Parenting Publication Award, and a Young Readers Choice Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she sees and admires crows and ravens from afar.