Biography for Pet Named Sneaker

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JOAN HEILBRONER is best known for her first book, Robert the Rose Horse, which was published in 1961. Acquired by Dr. Seuss when he was editor of Beginner Books, it has been in print for over 50 years. Her inspiration to writeA Pet Named Sneaker came from her grandchildren, Quentin and Katrina, and their talented pet snake Plato. A graduate of Columbia University, Ms. Heilbroner worked as a school librarian until her retirement.

PASCAL LEMAITRE is the illustrator of numerous books for young people, and his editorial work appears regularly inThe New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Time, andPrint. He spends half the year in Brussels, where he teaches at Le Cambre, and half the year in Brooklyn, New York.