A listing of artists and writers who live in the state of 
Rhode Island

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Mary Jane Begin Mary Jane Begin's award-winning children's picture book portfolio includes A Mouse Told His Mother, Little Mouse's Painting, Before I Go To Sleep, The Porcupine Mouse, and Jeremy's First Haircut. She has recently completed paintings for Kenneth Grahame's classic tale The Wind in The Willows, available this Fall..
Small_M.Graf_Photo0002.jpg (3069 bytes) Mike Graf is a former classroom teacher and TV weatherman. He knows how to speak to children and his assemblies are highly engaging and informative. Mike has written over 70 books for children and teachers.
Mike’s presentations include personally-experienced, gripping tales about scorpion encounters, flash floods, dinosaur digs, wolf sightings, bears encounters, cave rescues and explorations, thunderstorms andRhode Island lightning strikes, tornado chasing, national parks adventures, rock-climbing and many other subjects. He also presents information on weather, the writing process, and how to create great stories.
 Peter Mandel is a writer of children's books and books about animals, and is currently children's book columnist for the Providence Journal-Bulletin. Mandel's newest picture book, SAY HEY! A SONG OF WILLIE MAYS, was named an Amazon.com recommended book, a Boston Globe "Quick Pick" for children, a Child magazine suggested title, and a San Francisco Examiner "Bay City Best." His newest chapter book for children, just out, is MY OCEAN LINER: ACROSS THE NORTH ATLANTIC ON THE GREAT SHIP NORMANDIE
Website: www.petermandel.net
 Jeff Nathans  CurricuLaughs programming (for grades pk-8) now touts more principals raving letters than any other program in the COUNTRY! It is guaranteed to provide the best visit your elementary school has EVER HAD or you dont have to pay! An award-winning children's author, educator, poet, singer and songwriter, Jeff is also the creator of PunOETRY and was selected as one of the nation's funniest poets by Meadowbrook Press. See complete information at www.IncredibleAssemblies.com. Don't miss out on unique EDUCATION THROUGH SIDE-SPLITTING HUMOR at your school.

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