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Jess Townes


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A funny, fresh twist on new-sibling relationships and the magic of love.
Willow's world is perfectly magical, until Rowan is born. When her new baby brother seems to enchant everyone he meets, Willow becomes convinced he is an actual, real-life wizard. Can Willow put a stop to his hocus pocus, or is Rowan's magic too powerful to resist?

Author Jess Townes brings fresh and expressive writing that's sure to appeal to young children, while illustrator Jenn Harney's unique and colorful art style brings this wonderful, whimsical story to life.

Sterling Children's Books, 9781454937890, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2022

About the Author

Jess Townes is a debut picture book author. She is the Co-Regional Advisor for the Kansas/Missouri SCBWI region, a member of the 12 x 12 picture book challenge, and a published essayist/poet at Mamalode magazine. In her former work as a doula and lactation counselor, Jess was privileged to bear regular witness to the magic a new baby brings to a family. She lives in Missouri with her ukulele-strumming husband, two insatiably curious boys, a fifty-pound lap dog, and two black cats. Jenn Harney is the illustrator of Spellbound. She also illustrated the picture book How to Become a Knight by Todd Tarpley (Sterling). Jenn lives in Ohio, with her family, a dog named Steve and the ghost of the oldest living goldfish in North America. You can find her online at