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Joanne Ryder

Biography

Joanne Ryder

Joanne Ryder is the award-winning author of numerous children's books about the natural world, including LITTLE PANDA: THE WOLD WELCOMES HUA MEI AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO. Some of her other books include BEARS OUT THERE, CHIPMUNK SONG, THE SNAIL'S SPELL, and WHITE BEAR, ICE BEAR. Before becoming a full-time writer, Joanne worked as a children's book editor in New York City. She lives in California.

Joanne Ryder

Books by Joanne Ryder

by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Plucky pair Winnie and Miss Drake are traveling back in time to the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair. Waiting in the past are Winnie’s great-grandfather Caleb, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a centuries-old mystery: who stole the Heart of Kubera necklace? Despite the excitement, Winnie’s only wish is to lose Rowan, an unusual boy who has the annoying habit of showing up at inconvenient times. But the wise Miss Drake knows her pet Winnie should be careful what she wishes for --- especially when her wish-granting souvenirs follow them home.

Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder with illustrations by Mary GrandPre - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Three-thousand-year-old Miss Drake has arranged to send her dear pet Winnie to The Spriggs Academy, an extraordinary school for humans and magicals alike. Winnie is particularly excited about magic class and having Sir Isaac Newton for science. She’s also making new friends --- and frenemies...When a plot to snatch Winnie from her San Francisco home is uncovered, Miss Drake is ready to use all her cunning and magic to thwart it. Not that feisty Winnie needs the help...As a team, the intrepid duo you first met in A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans is unstoppable!

Written by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder with illustrations by Mary GrandPre - Fantasy, Fiction

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet --- a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem...before it’s too late.