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Old Cricket

Illustrated by Ponder Goembel
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Photograph courtesy of the author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don’t Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs, by Brian Swann; and The Night Iguana Left Home, by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • Arizona Young Reader Book Award Nominee
  • Golden Sower Award Nominee (NE)
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud Award
  • Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Reading List

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