Jim Averbeck

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Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon! and Except If. He studied Children’s Book Writing and Illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco. You can visit him at JimAverbeck.com.

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One Word from Sophia
A Hitch at the Fairmont
Oh No, Little Dragon!
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Probisco Ergo Sum. (I have schnoz, therefore I am.)

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The silver medalists.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Frodo Baggins, of Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, courtesy and sarcasm.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ice cream.

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