Author(s): Adriana Brad Schanen
Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point. Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution. Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions. Quinny and ideas. Hopper has smart solutions. Quinny and Hopper couldn't be more different but they are an unstoppable team. When summer ends, things suddenly aren't the same. Can Quinny and Hopper stick together in the face of stylish bullies, a killer chicken, and the brand-new school rules.
"First-time children's author Schanen skillfully captures Quinny's zest and Hopper's timidity through their interactions and alternating narratives, and Swearingen's smudgy spot illustrations amplify the lively tone. The story's best moments showcase the spirited friendship between Quinny and Hopper, but there's much to appreciate throughout this exuberant debut." "Publishers Weekly""
Adriana Brad Schanen lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband and two very, very, extra-very lively daughters. Quinny & Hopper is her first children's book. Visit her online at adrianabradschanen.com. Greg Swearingen has illustrated over 50 chapter books. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and received the Norman Rockwell of Stockbridge Award from the Society of Illustrators. Greg developed his illustrative style through drawing and experimenting with different types of media. He currently uses a mixed media technique combining acrylics, watercolor, and colored pencils. He resides in California with his wife.