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Biography

The basics


Ms. Noonan was born and raised in Naugatuck, CT. but has spent most of her life loving Brooklyn, NY. She presently divides her time between there and Stony Brook, Long Island.

Her work has been singled out for distinction in a number of areas since her graduation with honors from Pratt Institute.

Her illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Sesame Street Magazine and Good Housekeeping. She has done work for UNICEF, and many major corporations, but children’s books have always been her favorite form of expression.

Kudos


Three books illustrated by Ms. Noonan, Peter's Pocket, The Shut Eye Train, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, were chosen as Literary Guild Selections. Her illustrations for The Throme of The Erril of Sherill toured in the Children's Book Council Showcase. Peter's Pocket was read on Captain Kangaroo. You're Just What I Need was chosen by Parent's magazine as one of the best books of 1998.

Comments on her work in Something About the Author include the following: “…intricate and spellbinding”; “…mood of delicate fantasy”; and “…subtle grace of gesture and expression.” Her writing has been called “exuberant.”


Year 2000 through 2003


2000-2002:wrote and illustrated Hare and Rabbit, Friends Forever for Scholastic's "Hello Reader" series, as well as three Puppy and Me picture books: Bath Day; Breakfast Time; and Going to the Corner.

2003: illustrations for When the Moon is High by Alice Schertle (Harper Collins), and two of her own titles for Dutton: Mouse by Mouse, A Counting Adventure,,and The Very Best Doll.

2004 Baby Bat's Lullaby, illustrated for Jaquelyn Mitchard through Harper Collins.
It's adorable!

THE LATEST:

COMING FOR CHRISTMAS
A COUNTING BOOK YOU CAN ENJOY READING OVER AND OVER!
The best time you've ever had counting from one to ten.
EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE BATS
you're going to love this little baby bat and his gentle mom.
FOR ANYONE WHO'S EVER LOVED A DOLL
A familiar tale of love and loyalty