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Juana Martinez-Neal

#GRA20 – Week 3

Hello again! Happy third week of the Global Read Aloud 2020! This week is all about La Princesa and the Pea written by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by me and published by Putnam.

La Princesa and the Pea was awarded the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration, among other recognitions. I hope you enjoy learning about Peru, the country where I was born and raised. Don’t miss visiting the book’s page for interviews, videos, podcasts, activities and more.

As we have been doing, please post your questions below as comments by Wednesday. I’ll gather the questions and see you on Thursday in a new video with the answer to your questions.

Thank you for participating in the #GRA20! Thank you for reading my books!

See you on Thursday!

 

Children's book author and illustrator, mami of three, wife, sun aficionado, amateur singer and Margarita lover born in Lima, Peru and living in sunny AZ.

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  • October 20, 2020
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    Aimee Neumann

    Why did you choose to include lots of guinea pigs in the pictures?

  • October 20, 2020
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    Ms. Neumann's First Grade

    How did you draw all the mattresses stacked up in different colors

  • October 20, 2020
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    Ms. Neumann's First Grade

    Why did the cat always have the same feelings as the queen?

  • October 20, 2020
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    Camren nobles

    Do they live near a town?

  • October 20, 2020
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    Camren nobles

    Do they live near water?

  • October 21, 2020
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    Kari Allen

    Why did you put a pea in the story? Why did you put different color mattresses in it? Why is there an Easter Egg in the story (we call things that are on every page Easter eggs)? Why is the cat the Easter egg? Why did he not like the other princesses? Why did you decided to put pitchforks and rocks in the mattresses? – Second Grade, New Hampshire (Thank you! We love your videos and books.)

  • October 21, 2020
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    Brooke Adams

    Why does the cat hide under the bed? We like his glowing eyes. How did La Princesa stay on top of that tall bed? (kindergarten)

  • October 21, 2020
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    Brooke Adams

    What do you love most about being an author/illustrator? How did you come up with the design for La Reina’s crown? How did you draw something so tiny like the pea? (first grade)

  • October 21, 2020
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    The Willets Road School

    5th Graders from The Willets Road School in New York are so excited to be reading your books! Here are some of our questions:

    What is your favorite book?

    On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate illustrating and writing?

    How many versions of The Princess and the Pea did you read before illustrating this book?

    Did you visit the mountains of Peru where La Princesa and the Pea takes place?

    Why did you decide not to include the king in the illustrations?

    Why did you decide to make the Queen look so grumpy? Is she based off someone real?

    Do you have any siblings that are illustrators?

    What is her favorite color and tool to illustrate with?

    We can’t wait to learn more about you!!
    Thanks!!! :-)

  • October 22, 2020
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    Students at Carol Stream School wonder:
    How did you get chosen to illustrate this book?
    How do you make the time to work?
    Do you like animals or have pets?
    Are you writing a new book?
    What is your favorite color?
    Do you like writing or illustrating more?

  • October 23, 2020
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    Sarah Breeze

    From second graders: What book are you reading right now? What is your favorite color?

  • October 26, 2020
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    Mrs. Bonin - Heritage Elementary School- Gr. 3

    Do you create your illustrations digitally or with pencil and paper?

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