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Whether you see yourself more as a reader, a writer, a listener, or a teller of tales, Kathleen hopes that these pages will inspire you to celebrate and honor the stories that are our response to the wonderful mystery of Life.

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The Sandal Artist

Latest Book:

The Sandal Artist
A Picture Book by Kathleen T. Pelley & Illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague

 Bock Book Award Winner
 2013 Storytelling World Award Honor Book!
 2013 Colorado Book Award Finalist!

Kathleen's latest picture book, The Sandal Artist is now available from Pelican Publishing!

Read about the book
Download an Activity Guide for Christian Educators (PDF)
Download an Activity Guide for Public School Educators (PDF)
Praise for Kathleen's Sandal Artist presentation

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Latest News:

New event listings!

The Sandal Artist has been awarded the Bock Book Award. This award is presented to books that embody Franciscan reverence for all creation which appeals to a child's sense of wonder.

See Kathleen presenting during the 14th Annual Bock Book Award ceremony at Neumann University Library, Aston, PA:

Watch Kathleen discuss "read-aloud-ability" in picture books

See pictures from the Shoestring Children's Theater production of The Giant King

Listen to Kathleen's interview with Barbara from The Corner on Character

6 tips on writing picture books