Nancy White Carlstrom
When a copy of my first book, JESSE BEAR, WHAT WILL YOU WEAR? arrived, I sat down with our three-and-a-half-year-old son. After reading it to him, he said, “Mommy, I want to live in that house.”
In many ways, I want my books to be houses children want to live in. Not that endings are always happy, or that families always get along, but that in these places and relationships, family, neighborhood and the world, there is at least a striving for harmony.
I want my books to be houses, safe for exploring, questioning, soaring, spreading one’s wings.
Houses where hope still lives and language sings from the heart.
On this website I want to share with you where my books came from and offer you Poetry and Prose growing out of my faith.
Nancy White Carlstrom has written more than 60 books for children, including the Jesse Bear series with illustrator Bruce Degen.