McLennan, Connie 1953–

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McLennan, Connie 1953–

Personal

Born 1953, in Yreka, CA; married; children: one son. Education: Attended University of the Pacific, Stockton; California State University, Sacramento, B.A. (journalism and art); studied illustration at San Francisco Academy of Art College.

Addresses

Home—3908 Baltic Circle, Rocklin, CA 95677. E-mail[email protected]

Career

Freelance illustrator and advertising artist, 1983–.

Member

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, San Francisco Society of Illustrators, Northwest Air Force Artists.

Awards, Honors

Bronze and Silver medals, San Francisco Society of Illustrators; Gold and Silver awards for illustration, Sacramento Ad Club.

Illustrator

Jewell Reinhart Coburn, Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition, Shen's Books (Auburn, CA), 2000.

Roseanne Thong, The Wishing Tree, Shen's Books (Fremont, CA), 2004.

Gail Langer Karwoski, Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean, Sylvan Dell Publishing (Mt. Pleasant, SC), 2005.

Donna Rathmell German and Doreen Rathmell Meredith, Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud, Sylvan Dell Publishing (Mt. Pleasant, SC), 2006.

Contributor of illustrations to numerous publications, including Weekly Reader, Governing, Scholastic News, Sunset, and Foreign Service Journal.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Children's Bookwatch, January, 2005, review of The Wishing Tree.

New York Times Book Review, November 19, 2000, Kathryn Harrison, "If the Shoe Fits," review of Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition, p. 24.

School Library Journal, July, 2000, Ann Welton, review of Domitila, p. 93; June, 2006, review of Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean.

ONLINE

Connie McLennan Home Page, http://www.conniemclennan.com (May 5, 2006).

ForeWord Online, http://www.forewordmagazine.com/ (August 25, 2006), review of Water Beds.

National Science Teacher Association Web site, http://www2.nsta.org/ (August 25, 2006), review of Water Beds.

Sylvan Dell Publishing Web site, http://www.SylvanDellPublishing.com/ (May 5, 2006), "Connie McLennan."

Topsail Online, http://www.topsailmagazine.com/ (May 5, 2005), review of Water Beds.

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