In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place–and may be fed sustainably–at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet (Source).
Michael J. Rosen writes children’s books, poetry, and adult nonfiction, and is an editor of anthologies. He was literary director of Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught writing extensively. His poetry collection The Cuckoo’s Haiku received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2009, and won the 2010 Ohioana Book Award. His chapter book The Tale of Rescue garnered starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which noted Rosen’s “striking poetic language.” The Maine Coon’s Haiku received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Rosen is also a naturalist, potter, and cook. He lives on one hundred acres of woodland in the foothills of the Appalachians. Learn about his work at fidosopher.com (Source).
Becca Stadtlander is an illustrator and fine artist, inspired by the beauty of everyday objects, the comforts of home, and the lush colors and landscapes of far off places. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives and works in her hometown of Covington, Kentucky. Her work is featured in children’s and adult books, editorial publications, stationery, home decor products, and book covers (Source).