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Lindie Lou can hardly wait to see what adventures New York City has to offer. She hears a legend about a Big Apple Tree located somewhere on Manhattan Island. Motivation and persistence drives Lindie Lou on an incredible journey because legend says the tree holds a secret so amazing, so incredible, and so important, it can change her life!
Jeanne Bender's journey with Lindie Lou began in 2004 when she adopted "La Petite Lindie Lou Peekaboo" from Joe and Sherry, who live near St. Louis. Throughout Lindie Lou's life, she traveled with Jeanne all over the world.Bender wrote the Lindie Lou Song and then spent three years writing her first book, Flying High which was published in 2016 by Pina Publishing, Seattle. Jeanne's second and third books in the series, Up in Space and Harvest Time were published in 2016 and 2017. Flying High (2nd edition) was published in 2018. Big City Magic, published in 2019 is the fourth book in the series.Jeanne and Lindie Lou have visited and presented her books to schools and libraries across the United States and Mexico.Jeanne's generous spirit compels her to support literacy efforts including Love on a Leash; Reading is Fundamental-Southern California; Literacy Trust; Mission of Hope Homeless Shelter; Wolfner Braille Library; Words Alive; Kenya Works, Africa; Marsh Children's Home, Acapulco, Mexico; Unprison Project sponsored by the Children's Book Council; and hurricane relief projects in Florida and Texas.Bender lives in Seattle in the summer and San Diego in the winter but considers the world her home.
Kate Willows has worked in the gaming industry as a concept artist for many years. She teaches college art classes. She also spends time teaching children art online through streaming and on Twitch. She has amassed a large following online and continues to use her influence to spread a love and appreciation for art.Kate Willows loves drawing and coloring on her computer. She creates all the illustrations for the Lindie Lou Adventure Series on her computer. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, hiking and collecting plants. She lives in the Columbus, Ohio area with her three cats Nyx, Nico and Nani; and two hamsters Baku and Kiki.