July 6, 2021

La Madre Goose by Susan Middleton Elya and Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal’s debut picture book as an author-illustrator was Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press) and was awarded the 2019 Caldecott Honor. She is also the illustrator of La Princesa and the Pea (written by Susan M. Elya, Putnam/Penguin), winner of the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration, and Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story (written by Kevin Noble Maillard, Roaring Brook Press), winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal. She was born in the busy city of Lima, the capital of Peru. Now she lives in the woods in eastern Connecticut, where she shares a home with her husband, two sons, daughter, tiny dog, and the souls of her late cat, Kitty, and ginormous dog, Puppy.