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A Short 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.

Books
Shining by Julius Lester (Harcourt)
On Christmas Eve
by Liz Rosenberg (Roaring Brook)
The Prince of Butterflies by Bruce Coville (Harcourt)
Right Here On This Spot by Sharon Hart Addy (Houghton Mifflin)
The Stone Fey   by Robin McKinley (Harcourt Brace)