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Jennifer Sattler

Biography

Jennifer Sattler

Jennifer Gordon Sattler received her BFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Hope School of Fine Arts. She worked for several years as a landscape painter and professor of painting and drawing. Jennifer has exhibited extensively, winning a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1996. Jennifer Gordon Sattler is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

After her first daughter Mayzie was born, she found it harder and harder to get out to the studio that she and her husband built in the woods behind their house. "I couldn't wait to read to Mayzie. She slept most of the time, but I kept reading, silly voices and all!

"The magic of picture books excited me so much more than making pictures to hang on the wall." Jennifer began drawing elephants. They were Mayzie's favorite animals at the time. A year later her first book was published, Bella's Saratoga Summer, starring Bella the elephant (named after their 100 lb. dog). The following year her second book was published. All Aboard Owney! The Adirondack Mail Dog was based on the true story of a scruffy dog that rode the rails in the early 1900's.

Jennifer lives in Greenfield, New York with her husband Paul and daughters Mayzie and Lilia.

Jennifer Sattler

Books by Jennifer Sattler

by Jennifer Sattler - Children's, Children's 3-5, Fiction, Picture

Meet Doris the Gorilla and her blankie, Frankie. They do everything together, until one day a fellow jungle mate suggests that blankies are for babies! What will Doris do? She tries to give Frankie up, but life without Frankie just isn't the same. She tries to disguise him, but Frankie as a hankie is way too risky when she meets an elephant with the sniffles. How will Doris find a way to keep Frankie a part of her life?

by Jennifer Sattler - Children's, Picture

Fergus and his little brother, Dink, love collecting the things that wash up on the beach, especially if it means that Fergus doesn't actually have to go in the water. Then one day, they spy the greatest treasure of all-an abandoned surfboard. When no one comes to claim it, they make it the star of their collection and name it "Dave." But when Dave accidentally (on purpose?) gets cast back into the ocean, can Fergus find the courage to rescue him?

 

by Jennifer Sattler - Children's, Picture

It's just a regular old day at the beach for Fergus and his brother, Dink. Then they see something off in the distance . . .Wait . . . it's not a something. It's a someone! She's bold. She's interesting! She's fun! But does this Pig Kahuna duo have room for a third?