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Petra Mathers

Biography

Petra Mathers

Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many children’s books, including her beloved Lottie series. LOTTIE'S NEW BEACH TOWEL was Book of the Year for Parenting Magazine, and LOTTIE'S NEW FRIEND was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.

Petra Mathers

Books by Petra Mathers

Written byM. T. Anderson with illustrations by Petra Mathers - Biography, Music, Performing Arts

At first glance, Erik Satie looked as normal as anyone else in Paris one hundred years ago. Beyond his shy smile, however, was a mind like no other. When Satie sat down at the piano to compose or play music, his tunes were strange and dreamlike, his melodies topsy-turvy and discordant. Many people hated his music. Few understood it. But to Erik Satie there was sense in nonsense, and the vibrant, surreal compositions of this eccentric man-child would go on to influence many artists.

by Petra Mathers
Aunt Mattie has died. But before she went, she got to say good-bye to Lottie. Then she got to follow a light to a bustling gate. (A gate that sounded a lot like a busy airport!) And there she found a crew of friends who were waiting to take off with her on a new journey. Will Lottie and Herbie be able to overcome their sadness? They will, with time, and by taking a journey of their own—a journey filled with a little heartache, a lot of happiness, and a batch of Aunt Mattie’s favorite peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. (With bananas, of course!)
written by Lynne Jonell, illustrated by Petra Mathers