• Both of Jim's parents were school teachers.
• When he was a child he tried to turn himself into a bird by gluing homemade feathers all over his body!
• Jim used to work as a carpenter's assistant. He would work on his art late at night so that he could improve and become a professional artist.
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Other books written by Jim LaMarche:
• LaMarche, Jim. The Elves and the Shoemaker. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2003.
Other books illustrated by Jim LaMarche:
• Napoli, Donna Jo. Albert. Orlando, FL.: Silver Whistle Books, 2001.
Other books about wildlife:
• Arnosky, Jim. Watching Water Birds. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2002.
• Grover, Wayne. Dolphin Adventure: A True Story. New York: HarperTrophy, 2000.