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Joanne Schwartz

JOANNE SCHWARTZ was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store , illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She is also the author of Pinny in Summer , illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant, and Town Is by the Sea , illustrated by Sydney Smith, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Joanne has been a children's librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.