In this twist on “Cinderella,” Lefty Lou, designated fairy godfather pinch-hitting for the fairy godmother, fulfills a proper young lady’s greatest wish—to play on a baseball team.
Before she became an author, Leslie Gorin taught on a Navajo reservation and attended film school to become an animator. But she preferred writing, and her stories and articles have appeared in such places as Highlights for Children, Spider, Hopscotch, National Public Radio, and the anthology New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family (Reclaiming Judaism). Her awards include a Disney Fellowship, a Luce Scholarship, a grant from the Highlights Foundation, and Runner-up for the 2014 SCBWI Barbara Karlin Work-in-Progress grant for picture book texts. Leslie lives in Eagle, ID. Learn more about her at lesliegorin.com.
Brendan Kearney began by studying architecture, but now specializes in children’s books, bringing his own chaotic style and ideas to any project. His books include Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, written by Josh Funk (Sterling), 100 Facts Around Town (Egmont UK), and Leif Frond, written by Joan Lennon (Bloomsbury). Brendan currently lives in the UK. Learn more about him at brendankearneyillustration.co.uk.