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“The wonderful thing about books is that they allow us to enter imaginatively into someone else’s life.  And when we do that, we learn to sympathize with other people. But the real surprise is that we also learn truths about ourselves, about our own lives, that somehow we hadn’t been able to see before.” 

-Katherine Paterson

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He ate and drank the precious words,    
His spirit grew robust;    
He knew no more that he was poor,    
Nor that his frame was dust.    
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings    
Was but a book. What liberty    
A loosened spirit brings!

-Emily Dickinson, Complete Poems, Part One: Life

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I am currently in the midst of writing and illustrating a few books for children. Updates to come! 

For the latest, see @katy.rose.collection on Instagram

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed

by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”

-C.S. Lewis