Skinny Dip with Mélina Mangal

Mélina MangalFor this inter­view, we vis­it with Méli­na Man­gal, chil­dren’s book author and librarian:

What’s your favorite late-night snack?

My favorite ANYTIME snack is white cheddar popcorn.  

Most cherished childhood memory?  

Roaming through the north woods, climbing trees with my sister and brothers.  I loved being outdoors so much.   

Illustrator’s work you most admire?

There are so many illustrators I admire, such as Leo and Diane Dillon, whose vast body of work has inspired several generations.  Also: the late Vera B. Williams, David Diaz, Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, Pat Cummings, Maya Cristina Gonzalez.... I could go on! 

Melina Mangal's most admired illustrators

Favorite season of the year? Why?

Summer is my favorite season.  I can work in the garden, swim outside, bike everywhere, and read in the backyard hammock next to the apple tree.  

Morning person? Night person?

Definitely a morning person.  I love to wake with the sun.

Brother and sisters or an only child? How did that shape your life?

I have one older sister and two younger brothers. Being in the middle made me flexible and helps me listen, mediate, and empathize.

Melina Mangal Books

One Response to Skinny Dip with Mélina Mangal

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    David LaRochelle July 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    What a great list of illus­tra­tors! Makes me want to go check out some of their books right now!

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