Maria Gianferrari


Maria Gianferrari is a picture book reading/writing, tea-drinking, dog-loving, birdwatching resident of Virginia and author of the Penny & Jelly books, Coyote Moon, Officer Katz and Houndini and Hello Goodbye Dog. Her newest titles are Terrific Tongues, Hawk Rising and Operation Rescue Dog. Additional titles forthcoming in 2020 include Whooo-Ku (GP Putnam’s Sons) and Play Like An Animal (Millbrook Press).

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Penny & Jelly Series Book Series


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Book Dedications by Maria Gianferrari

  • WHOO's the best critique group? CP, Crumpled Paper critique, that's who! Many thanks to my trusted friends and critique partners: Lisa Robinson, Andrew Wang, Lois Sepahban, Abigail Calkins Aguirre and Sheri Dillard. And special thanks and love always to Anya, who came up with the title!
    Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story

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