Jeanne has drawn upon her storytelling heritage to craft the idyllic prose and soothing rhythms of How Does Sleep Come? Jeanne's grandfather, Roger Duvoisin, was a Caldecott Medal-winning children's book author and illustrator, most notably of the Petunia stories and The Happy Lion series. All of her siblings are authors of one sort or another. Jeanne grew up surrounded by wonderful stories, some of the best coming from her older brother, Marc Duvoisin, who often set his tall tales to dramatic piano accompaniment.
Within the lines of her poetic prose, Blackmore has brought to life the lilting cadence of an unheard serenade, creating an exquisite nighttime tale for all young readers, accompanied by the peaceful illustrations of New York Times best-selling illustrator Elizabeth Sayles. Featuring serene, softly textured landscapes, Sayles has brought the wondrous dreamscapes of the imagination to life in this sweet tale where a little boy drifts to the land of dreams with visions of quiet meadows and misty harbors guided by his mother’s love. The ideal bedtime story that explores the journey to sleep is sure to become a new classic for young readers.
Jeanne Blackmore works as an attorney during the day and, unable to resist the storytelling heritage of her family, writes in her spare time. Jeanne lives in northern Vermont with her husband and their two children, along with two dogs, several chickens, and a bunch of hermit crabs.