Little Big Books

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Up the Mango Tree

The studio is a sacred, dedicated space where an artist/writer works. Even if it’s only a space that she has cleared in her mind. It doesn’t have to be grand! My first studio was a ramshackle perch in a mango tree in Trinidad, during WW II. I was around five years old. My big brother…

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BEING TWO

Little Big Books

A top children’s editor at Simon & Schuster gave me a challenge. “I like your work, Anne,” she said. “But I need something else. Go home and write me some books for 2-year-olds. When you’ve finished, come back and see me. There’s a hole in that part of the market! WHAT? I left her office,…

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