A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Guests-Nancy Tupper Ling and Her Daughter, Sarah

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Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon
Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a seventh-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on one Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests. I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.

Today it’s my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .

Nancy Tupper Ling and Her Daughter, Sarah

Just so you know, today is Nancy’s birthday!

Happy Birthday, Nancy

Nancy’s Poemslide1

Sarah’s Art
“Raining Noodles”

art by Sarah

And here is a photo of the collaborators dressed up for Trunk or Treat/Halloween. Nancy and Sarah rock the Brit Lit characters. 🙂nancyandsarah-copy

Many thanks to Nancy and Sarah for sharing their talents with us today.

Meet Nancy: Nancy Tupper Ling is a children’s author, poet, and librarian. She is the author of Double Happiness (Chronicle Books), The Story I’ll Tell (Lee & Low Books) and My Sister, Alicia May (Pleasant St Press). The Ying Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful will be published in 2018 by Putnam. For more information, visit her website at www.NancyTupperLing.com.

23 thoughts on “A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt Guests-Nancy Tupper Ling and Her Daughter, Sarah

  1. Words truly paint pictures. I love the description of rain being glassy. And to roll up in rugs like spring rolls. Such a visual treat! And yes, the illustrations are thoughtful. I’m especially drawn to the quiet simplicity of the noodly-rain background for the poem. Beautiful.

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  2. Happy birthday, Nancy! I can relate to the days of rain. I think the sun has forgotten to come out from hiding in our neck of the woods. I enjoyed the description of the rain–and the attempts to find something to do inside. Great picture of the rain noodles too.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Kay! When we finally had sun it was super windy. But I had to get out and walk while the sun was shining and so I braved the wind!
      Glad you enjoyed Nancy and Sarah’s talents. It was so fun to have them 🙂


  3. Happy Birthday, Nancy!! Love the image of rain as bean threads–so evocative and full of texture. Sarah’s art is so creative–the bowl, spoon and chopstick as part of the landscape, and of course, raining noodles. Wonderful collaboration.

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