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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Author
    Gary Golio
    Gary Golio is an artist and acclaimed picture book author. His Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow was a New York Times bestseller. Find out more about him at
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    5 questions for Gary Golio
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm—yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine."—A Room with a View, E. M. Forster
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Authors: Dickens, Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss

    Illustrators: Ed Young, Rudy Gutierrez, E. H. Shepard
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    "A long long time ago, I can still remember, how that music used to make me smile...and I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance, and maybe they'd be happy for a while..."—Don McLean, "American Pie"
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Believe in what you do and that will sustain you through difficult times.