Cheryl is the author of DARIO AND THE WHALE (2015) and ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER (2017), both published by Albert Whitman. DARIO AND THE WHALE is a Shelf Awareness Best Children’s Book of 2016, a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Winner for 2017, a Book Best Debut Picture Books of 2016, and a 2018 Mass Book Awards Must Read. It is now in its fourth printing. Cheryl is also a freelance writer, creative consultant and award-winning poet. After a successful law career, she obtained her MFA from and taught creative writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She consults on manuscripts though Grub Street and speaks at schools, museums and libraries. Her stories and poems have appeared online and in numerous journals and anthologies, including YARN, Bumples.com and Lutheran Journal.
Dario and The Whale
When Dario and his mother move to Cape Cod from Brazil, Dario has a hard time making friends since he doesn’t speak English well. But one day Dario meets someone else who has just arrived in New England and he doesn’t speak any English at all…because he’s a right whale! Day after day Dario and the whale meet at the beach. But what will happen when it’s time for the whale to migrate?
Praise for DARIO AND THE WHALE
“A heartwarming paean to long walks along the beach.” – Kirkus Reviews
“[W]ill spark rich conversations[.]” – School Library Journal
“[P]owerful yet buoyant.” – Shelf Awareness (starred)
Elephants Walk Together
As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together.
Praise for ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER
“Heartwarming . . . a sweet and sensitive encouragement of wildlife conservation.” – Kirkus Reviews
“This sweet story of enduring friendship should help create empathy and spark lots of questions.” – Booklist