Joanna Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. Her first book was Cockroaches, which she wrote because there had never been a book written about the insect before. Since then she has written more than 90 nonfiction and fiction books for children, including How You Were Born, Bony-legs; Cars and How They Go; and her beloved Magic School Bus books.

Festivals: 1999

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