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Phoebe Stone


Phoebe Stone

Before concentrating on creating books for children and young adults, Phoebe Stone had a very successful career established as a fine art's painter. During that time, she received two Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowships in painting and exhibited her work in many museums and galleries all around New England and New York City, and influenced many New England artists with her unique, brightly colored narrative and metaphorical style. "I was already working in sequences," she says, "but at some point I began to realize that I could combine my love for images and words in picture books for children."

Phoebe's picture books include When Wind Bear Goes Dancing, What Night do the Angels Wander, and Go Away, Shelly Boo!  Original art from When Wind Bear Goes Dancing was included in the Society of Illustrators' Original Art '97 show.  Go Away, Shelly Boo! was chosen as an American Bookseller Association's Pick of the Lists.

She has also written three novels, All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel, Sonata #1 for Riley Red, and Deep Down Popular.  The New York Times said of All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel, "Stone's prose is poetic."  The Boston Globe said of Sonata #1 for Riley Red, "Literature doesn't get much better than this."

Phoebe Stone lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

Phoebe Stone

Books by Phoebe Stone

by Phoebe Stone - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Friendship

The best cure for a terrible crush on someone like Windel Watson is a trip across the ocean. That's what 12-year-old Petunia Beanly thinks, until she hears where her family is moving. Not Paris. Not France. Anywhere would be better. Because that's where Windel will be, too. When the Beanly family gets to Paris, Pet's older sister seems right at home. Ava swans around looking beautiful, and making Pet feel even smaller and more awkward. It feels like Paris has a place for everyone except Pet. All she wants to do is hide in a dark room with the pillows over her head. But it turns out Paris has plans for Petunia Beanly. There are three bouquets awaiting her. If Pet can only find her courage, each bouquet will open a door and bring with it a sparkle that will change everything. And the person behind it? That will be Paris's biggest surprise of all.

by Phoebe Stone - Children's, Fiction

Seventh grader Louise should be the captain of her school's gymnastics team --- but she isn't. She's fun and cute and should have lots of friends --- but she doesn't. And there's a dreamy boy who has a crush on her --- but somehow they never connect. Louise has everything going for her --- so what is it that's holding her back?

by Phoebe Stone - Family Life, Historical Fiction, Mystery

When Felicity’s parents leave her with distant relatives and then start sending her coded letters, she’s sure they are in trouble. Can Felicity de-code the messages, heal her family, and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush?