March 12, 2003: Headlines: COS - Tanzania: Children's Books: Writing - Tanzania: Redlands Daily Facts: Tanzania RPCV Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen writes children's books

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Tanzania RPCV Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen writes children's books

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Tanzania RPCV Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen writes children's books

Writer, illustrator will discuss their work at book store
By the Daily Facts

REDLANDS Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, a children's writer, and Christy Hale, illustrator, will discuss working together on picture books for children on Saturday, March 15, at the Frugal Frigate Bookstore.

The women will talk from 3 to 5 p.m. at the store, 9 N. Sixth St. Both are in Redlands as keynote speakers for the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival at the University of Redlands on March 14 and 15.

Hale is an award-winning illustrator. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she lived for several years. She is the illustrator of such picture books as "Emma and Billy," which won the American Bookseller's Pick of List, and "Juan Bobo and the Pig."

In addition, Hale is the illustrator of Stuve-Bodeen's "Elizabeti's Doll," "Mama Elizabeti," and "Elizabeti's School."

Publisher's Weekly called Hale's artwork in "Elizabeti's Doll," "...a little slice of perfection."

Hale also illustrated "Who's in the Hall" by award-winning author, Betsy Hearne.

After moving from New York, Hale settled in Palo Alto, with her husband and daughter. She is a teacher, designer and fine artist.

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen is the author of "Elizabeti's Doll," "Mama Elizabeti," and "Elizabeti's School."

"Mama Elizabeti" won an American Library Association Notable. "Elizabeti's Doll" won School Library Journal's Best Picture Book for Young Children.

Stuve-Bodeen and her husband, Tim, spent two years in Tanzania with the Peace Corps. Her Elizabeti books are based on her experiences with the children there. She is also the author of "Babu's Song," her newest book just published this spring. Stuve-Bodeen and her husband live 1,500 miles off the coast of Hawaii on Midway Island, where her husband manages the Federal Reserve.

Hale and Stuve-Bodeen will discuss working as artist and writer of the Elizabeti books, answer questions and autograph all of their books.

Information: 793-0740.

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