Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jennifer O’Connell

Jennifer O’Connell’s new picture book, The Eye of the Whale, brings to life the dramatic rescue of an entangled humpback whale and the profound connection she made with the four divers who risked their lives to free her.

To research The Eye of the Whale, Jennifer traveled to San Francisco, where she met Captain Mick Menigoz and rode his rescue boat, Superfish, to the site of the event. This experience fueled her inspiration as she created the images and words of this extraordinary story, which has been praised by famed anthropologist, Jane Goodall.

Jennifer O’Connell is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book, Ten Timid Ghosts. She is the author of It’s Halloween Night! and the illustrator of A Garden of Whales, among others. A two-time recipient of the Christopher Award, Jennifer also creates illustrations for book covers and magazines.

She lives with her husband, Kevin, in Bethesda, Maryland, and speaks frequently about her books and her creative process. Visit her online at www.JenniferOConnellArt.com

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