Books

My picture book, Lucky Boy (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), started as the story of an unlucky little dog and a lonely widower. The dog was based on a lonely dog in my neighborhood and the man, based on my father, who was grieving the death of my mother. I needed a happy ending for these real life stories, so I wrote one. When I showed the story (in the form of a dummy book) to Ms. Ann Rider at Houghton Mifflin Company, I was hoping for someone to take note of the pencil drawings and give me some illustration work. To my delight, she loved the story and I found myself with a contract for my first picture book. Lucky Boy is indeed lucky. It has gone to a second printing and has been published in Korean and Japanese. Lucky Boy was the 2004 KIND Children’s Book Award Recipient.
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Susan illustrated a new chapter book written by Christine Graham and edited by Reka Simonsen, Senior Editor, Henry Holt and Company, BFYR, 2007. Its title is Three Little Robbers and it’s a terrific story for kids just starting to read on their own. Please visit Christine’s website at: www.christinegrahambooks.com

It’s getting some nice reviews!

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Peter Peter Picks a Pumpkin House is the second chapter book written by Christine Graham, illustrated by Susan Boase and edited by Reka Simonsen of Henry Holt and Company, BFYR. It debuts 8/8/09 and follows in the wake of Three Little Robbers. Another great little offering for beginning readers!

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