Linda Vander HeydenChildren
Linda Vander Heyden has always loved quiet country and woodlands. As a child, she spent
summers at her family’s cottage, captivated by frogs and dragonflies (but not the pinching ants).
Her debut picture book, Mr. McGinty's Monarchs (Sleeping Bear Press, 2016) was short-
listed for the Next Generation's Green Earth Book Award and is a Sigurd F. Olsen Nature
Writing Award Honor Book. She is delighted to be sharing her two latest stories with
children…A Horse Named Jack, and Hannah's Tall Order: An Alphabet Sandwich (Sleeping Bear Press, 2018). She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, three dogs,
one cat, and a horse named Jack!