Joan Sandin author/illustrator/translator



Go back in time,
in pictures and rhyme,
to February 14, 1912 -
the day Arizona
became a state.



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I've been doing children's books just about all my life. I illustrated my first story when I was five, earning 25 cents for that job (from my mother). I've been at it ever since!



As illustrator, author, or translator, I've worked on more than 100 books for children, published in the U.S. and Sweden. You can see some of them below.

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