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Christopher Silas Neal


Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books including Over and Under the Snow with author Kate Messner, which was praised for its “stunning retro-style illustrations” (New York Times) along with Over and Under The Pond and Up In the Garden and Down in The Dirt. Neal’s author debut titled “Everyone” was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “simple, honest, lyrical”. His board book series (Animals Colors, Animal Shapes) received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus. He creates book jackets, art for magazines and posters. He speaks about his books, the art making process, and his career at schools, conferences, libraries and book festivals across the country. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Kate Messner
Shelley Moore Thomas
Jennifer Adams
Kate Dopirak
Mary Lyn Ray
Barb Rosenstock
Lola M. Schaefer

Book Dedications by Christopher Silas Neal

  • For Jasper and River: don’t forget to slow down every now and then
    Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down

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Christopher Silas Neal, Kate Messner
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