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Janice Bond

Written and illustrated by Janice BondA Zebra Plays Zither was inspired by her love of illuminated letters and language, pen and ink, and watercolor. Bond is also a printmaker. She studied art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Bond lives, works, and creates in Portland, Oregon. She used pen and ink with watercolor to create animals and instruments in this book.  

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November 2019

Storytime: A Zebra Plays Zither


With: Janice Bond
November 9 @ 11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage), 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

An aged Alligator  artistically squeezes  Accordion solos  in time with sea breezes Amble through the ABCs—from alligator to zither—with this animal alphabet and musical revue. As you follow along in rhyming time, you’ll encounter drumming dragonflies, fluting fishes, orchestral owls,…

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Words & Pictures: Making Children’s Literature


November 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

Janice Bond, author of A Zebra Plays Zither; Vicki Conrad, author, and David Hohn, illustrator of Just Like Beverly!; and Samantha R. Vamos, author of The Piñata that the Farm Maiden Hung discuss making picture books with Mark Savage of…

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