Natasha Yim & Gretchen Maurer 

WOI Nov '11 Tour


Natasha Yim is a children's book author and freelance writer. Her first book, Otto's Rainy Day was published by Charlesbridge Publishing in 2000. It was selected as a Kids' Pick of the Lists. She has written for Highlights for Children, Appleseeds and Faces magazines, and her new picture book biography, Cixi, The Dragon Empress was released by Goosebottom Books in October 20II.



Gretchen Maurer's writing has been published in Frances Mayes' The Discovery of Poetry, and in Adventure Cyclist and Highlights for Children magazines. She also co-wrote a short film, Alma that has won multiple awards. Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary" is her first picture book. She lives in Northern California with her family. 



The last empress of China, Cixi fought ruthlessly to isolate her country from the West, while cloistered inside her lavish Forbidden City, ignoring the needs of her people. But was the Dragon Empress evil or just out of touch?


Publisher: Goosebottom Books



ISBN Number: Cixi, The Dragon Empress: 978-0-9834256-5-6


Publication Date: October, 2011





Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary: The first reigning Queen of England, Mary Tudor believed


fervently that Catholicism should be the religion of the land, leading her to burn at the stake


hundreds of Protestants. Was she just a ruler of her times, or did she deserve the name, Bloody Mary?



Publisher: Goosebottom Books



ISBN Number: Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary: 978-0-9834256-2-5



Publication Date: October, 2011



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