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Jim Madsen

Biography

Jim Madsen

Jim Madsen has been illustrating for the past 15 years. He has worked on more than 50 books including the recently updated NIV ADVENTURE BIBLE and the NIrV ADVENTURE BIBLE FOR EARLY READERS. Jim lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He enjoys the outdoors, golf, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Jim Madsen

Books by Jim Madsen

Written by Linda Sue Park and Illustrated by Jim Madsen - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction
As a gifted apothecary, Raffa Santanahas amazing instincts for unleashing the potential of magical-seeming plants. But his skills have failed to free the animals that the heartless Chancellor captured and turned against the people of Obsidia --- directly threatening Raffa’s friends and family. Now Raffa and his ragtag group of allies are preparing to confront the Chancellor’s armies in battle. Can Raffa’s instincts for apothecary arts bring a tolerable resolution to an impossibly unfair fight? 
 
Written by Linda Sue Park and Illustrated by Jim Madsen - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Raffa Santana has spent all winter hiding in the harsh wilderness of the Sudden Mountains, and now it’s time to return home. Home, where his parents will help him fight back against the vile Chancellor who has captured and altered the wild creatures of the Forest of Wonders. To get there, Raffa must make a treacherous journey across Obsidia. Along the way, he will discover a luminous plant that might be the key to saving the creatures stuck in the Chancellor’s grasp … if only Raffa can unlock the plant’s secrets and deliver the cure to the captive animals.

Written by James Patterson and Jack Patterson with contributions by Florence Yue and illustrations by Jim Madsen - Animals , Children's 4-8, Fiction, Humor

Penguins --- our lovable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion ---have always fascinated humans. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it's easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it's impossible not to recognize how silly we can actually be. Featuring humorous illustrations with captions that show penguins in the day-to-day situations that we've all experienced --- from a relaxing day at the beach to a stressful morning commute.

by Linda Sue Park and Jim Madsen - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary like him, every leaf could unleash a kind of magic. When an injured bat crashes into his life, Raffa invents a cure from a rare crimson vine that he finds deep in the Forest. His remedy saves the animal but also transforms it into something much more than an ordinary bat, with far-reaching consequences. Raffa’s experiments lead him away from home to the forbidding city of Gilden, where troubling discoveries make him question whether exciting botanical inventions --- including his own --- might actually threaten the very creatures of the Forest he wants to protect.