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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sara Varon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sara Varon is a comics artist, printmaker, and illustrator.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Chicken And Cat
ISBN: 0439634067

Scholastic Press. 2006

Friendship has never been sweeter with this charming picture book by emerging artist Sara Varon.

Cat comes to the big city to stay with best friend, Chicken. The city is exciting (and there's so much to do!) but after a while Cat pines for the country with its trees and bright colors. Chicken takes Cat on fun adventures but Cat remains blue. How can Chicken make the city a brighter and happier place for Cat to live in? When Cat gets the idea to plant a garden in an empty lot, the city blooms, and so does Chicken and Cat's friendship. With perfect doses of charm and simplicity, emerging artist Sara Varon captures the intricacies and sweetness of friendship.

Robot Dreams
ISBN: 1596431083

First Second. 2007

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A PW Best Book of the Year
An ALSC Notable Children’s Book
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel

This moving, charming graphic novel about a dog and a robot shows us in poignant detail how powerful and fragile relationships are. After a Labor Day jaunt to the beach leaves the robot rusted, immobilized in the sand, the dog must return alone to the life they shared. But the memory of their friendship lingers, and as the seasons pass, the dog tries to fill the emotional void left by the loss of his closest friend, making and losing a series of friends, from a melting snowman to epicurean anteaters. But for the robot, lying rusting on the beach, the only relief from loneliness is in dreams.

Chicken And Cat Clean Up
ISBN: 0439634083

Scholastic Press. 2009

Sara Varon follows up on her irresistible CHICKEN AND CAT with a new tale about the fabulously sweet and charming duo.

When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business, he hires Cat to help him out. It's tough going at first. No matter how hard Cat tries, he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes, which causes Chicken to be upset and Cat very sad. Finally Cat listens to his inner-species calling when he bravely catches a mouse thief. The two friends make amends and decide to start a brand-new business called Chicken and Cat's Housekeeping and Mousecatching Services. This story about friendship and listening to one's heart is perfect for friends new or old.

Sweaterweather
ISBN: 1891867490

Alternative Comics. 2003

Sweaterweather is about a turtle, a rabbit, and other sweet creatures on a snowy journey. It contains short comics and lots of other delightful things, such as paper dolls, postcards, and stamps. Sweaterweather is being released in June just in time to save those longing for the cold from a long hot Summer!


Awards

Harvey Award nomination for Best New Talent in 2004Parents' Choice Silver Honor, ''Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books'' and ''Publishers Weekly Best Books'' designations for ''Chicken and Cat''

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