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    About our Author
    Elaine Landau
    Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author. 
    Awards
    VOYA's Perfect Tens List
    Booklist Top 10 Health Series
    Booklist Top 10 Books on the Environment for Youth
    5 questions for Elaine Landau
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "All that glitters is not gold."
    --The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Elizabeth Partridge, Jane Yolen, and Seymour Simon
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love the written word and I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with others.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Write as much and as often as you can. Practice makes perfect. Do a lot of reading as well.