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Eliza Wheeler

Biography

Eliza Wheeler

Eliza Wheeler is an illustrator/author for children's books, and her own first picture-book, MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS, with Penguin Books will be available April, 2013.

Eliza grew up in northern Wisconsin in a family of teachers, musicians, and artists. Some of the strongest influences on her creativity have been the wild Wisconsin seasons, canoeing the Brule River, picking blueberries with her grandmother, and digging through the snow with her brothers. She received the SCBWI Los Angeles International Conference Portfolio Grand Prize for her artwork in 2011. Eliza lives in Los Angeles, California.

Eliza Wheeler

Books by Eliza Wheeler

by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship

In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not. If only she had Gremlin to talk to! Surely Pearl wouldn’t mind if she secretly traded back...it’s not stealing if it belonged to you in the first place, right?

Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler - Children's, Children's 4-7, Children's Nonfiction, History, Photography

In 1917, in Cottingley, England, a girl named Elsie took a picture of her younger cousin, Frances. Also in the photo was a group of fairies, fairies that the girls insisted were real. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, that photograph and the ones that followed came to be widely believed as evidence of real fairies. It was not until 1983 that the girls, then late in life, confessed that the Cottingley Fairies were a hoax. Their take is an extraordinary slice of history, from a time when anything in a photograph was assumed to be fact and it was possible to trick an eager public into believing something magical.

Written by Kate Milford with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine they believe can stop the endless war raging between England and France. During the search, their ship, the Left-Handed Fate, is taken by the Americans and put under the command of Oliver Dexter. When Oliver discovers what his prisoners are really up to, he is faced with a choice: Help Lucy and Max even if it makes him a traitor to his own country? Or follow orders and risk endangering countless lives, including those of the enemies who have somehow become his friends?
written by Varsha Bajaj with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler - Animals , Children's, Children's 3-5

With a loving mama, a trumpeting herd, curious cousins, and even some dancing peacocks heralding this little elephant’s arrival, it is apparent that the joy and wonder a new baby brings is shared by all!

by Tricia Springstubb and Eliza Wheeler - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery

Cody’s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can’t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How’s Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery?

written by Maryrose Wood with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler - Animals , Children's 8-12, Mystery

Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he's sure about one thing: the wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler - Picture

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors.

Written by Maryrose Wood with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler - Youth Fiction

When Miss Penelope Lumley is asked by the Swanburne Academy board of trustees to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of a Swanburne education, the future of her alma mater—and of her job as governess to the Incorrigibles—hangs in the balance.