Katelyn AronsonMar 22, 2022
Clovis Keeps His Cool
Page Street 2021
I spoke with Katelyn Aronson about life and her wonderful new children's book Clovis Keeps His Cool (Page Street, 2021). Clovis used to struggle with his temper, but ever since he took over his late grandmother’s china shop, he’s been learning how to manage it. He pours tea, listens to soothing music, and always keeps Granny’s words in mind: “Grace, grace, nothing broken to replace.” But when rivals from his football days come to heckle him at the shop, Clovis faces a big challenge that even Granny’s words and deep breaths might not be enough for.
Katelyn Aronson grew up in Southern California, where she went on to work in independent children's bookshops. She won her first trip to Paris in a bookstore window display contest, and the rest is history. Today, Katelyn lives between France and Switzerland and works as a language instructor. She is completing her MA on English/French translation (what else?) at the Sorbonne (where else?).
Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.