Bonnie Christensen

WINC emerita

Bonnie Christensen is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book, Django; World’s Greatest Guitarist, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, I, Galileo, and A Single Pebble; A Story of the Silk Road, among other titles.

Bonnie lived in Wilson, NC and taught at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA program focused on writing for children and young adults.

She hid her daughter’s name, Emily, on the jackets of most of her books. This from Pompeii, Lost and Found, written by Mary Pope Osborne.

Complete New York Times review

" remarkably successful in evoking its era and its hero, that traveling man with the guitar on his back." -Perri Klass, NYTBR

"Christensen cleverly juxtaposes antiquated-looking oil paintings in the style of woodcuts with more realistic renderings of early scientific instruments, diagrams and images."

-Pamela Paul, NYTBR

Complete New York Times review


Bonnie's website

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast interview with Bonnie

Cynthia Leitich Smith interview with Bonnie

Cat & Mouse from Wild Things, Front Street Books an imprint of Boyds Mills Press © 2009 Clay Carmichael.

Turtles from An Island Scrapbook, Simon & Schuster © 1998 Virginia Wright Frierson

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