Lion in Me
In the latest picture book from educator Andrew Nance, author of the bestselling Puppy Mind, a young boy learns to calm his ferocious anger. Using deep breaths, the lion inside--his growling anger--can be tamed. With illustrations by Jim Durk, whose work includes Puppy Mind and many of the Clifford the Big Red Dog and Thomas the Steam Engine books.
Andrew Jordan Nance has been an educator for over 25 years. He is the founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco, whose mission is to provide volunteer mindful educators to teach at underserved San Francisco Schools. Nance is also an award- winning actor and director. For almost thirty years he taught performing arts to students from diverse backgrounds, and for eighteen years he was the Conservatory Director at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center. He is on the Board of Directors of several educational- based non- profit organizations including the Mindful Life Project in Richmond California, San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater Center, and Arts Ed Matters, a California- based arts- integration organization. Andrew Jordan Nance lives in San Francisco.
Jim Durk has over thirty years of experience working on children's books. He's drawn iconic characters including Clifford the Big Red Dog, Thomas the Tank Engine, The Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, and many more. He received a BFA from Ohio University in 1983 and currently lives in Bay Village, Ohio.