Bio For Booksellers
John Clapp is the
illustrator of five books for children, including books written by Robin McKinley, Liz
Rosenberg, and Bruce Coville. His latest
book, Shining by
Julius Lester, is a Booksense 76 Pick and was selected for
inclusion in the Society of
Illustrators annual show representing the "Best Picture
Book Art of 2003"
A graduate of Art Center
College of Design, (where he studied with David Shannon
and many other wonderful artists), and later, Syracuse University,
John now teaches drawing and painting at San
Jose State University when he isn't working on his books.
John and his wife Mary
live near San Francisco, California.
Shining by Julius Lester
Christmas Eve by Liz Rosenberg (Roaring Brook)
The Prince of Butterflies by Bruce
Here On This Spot by Sharon Hart Addy (Houghton Mifflin)
Stone Fey by Robin McKinley (Harcourt Brace)