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Petra Mathers

Author of Lottie's New Beach Towel

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Petra Mathers is an American children's author and artist. She was born in 1945 in Todtmoos, Germany, and immigrated to the USA as a young woman. Mathers worked as a painter before becoming a children's book illustrator. One of her best-known creations is her series of picture-books devoted to the adventures of Lottie the chicken and her best friend, Herbie the duck. She is a four-time winner of The New York Times prize for Best Illustrated Children's Book, and was awarded the Ezra Jack Keats Medal for her first book, Maria Theresa. She lives in Astoria, Oregon. (source: Wikipedia)
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