Friends & Anemones : Ocean Poems for Children

Friends & Anemones cover

Friends & Anemones : Ocean Poems for Children

from The Writer’s Loft, Sherborn, MA
Cover Art by Jodie Apeseche
​November 2020

Amanda’s debut as poet and illustrator. This brand new collection contains fun, educational poems paired with beautiful ocean-themed artwork. The Anthology features work from 70 talented New England creators including upcoming authors and illustrators alongside veterans Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Reynolds, and Josh Funk. The collection celebrates the joy and connection with nature and the sea.

“Dive under the enchanting cover—illustrated by esteemed local artist Jodie Apeseche—into a whimsical, watery world where you’ll rendezvous with petty penguins, little fish with big dreams, party-planning turtles, as well as anemones and crabs in the intertidal zone, and elusive sharks and jellies that call the deep sea home. With a smorgasbord of poetic types, dozens of captivating sea creatures, and fascinating facts, FRIENDS & ANEMONES will feel as at home clinging to your bookshelf as it will floating in a school library.” —Audrey Day-Williams, Writer’s Loft Member & Anthology Contributor