Jessie Hartland has lived and worked in Lower Manhattan for over 30 years. She has painted murals at a Japanese amusement park, designed Christmas windows for Bloomingdale’s, and illustrated posters, ceramics, packaging, fabrics, watches and all sorts of other things. Jessie has written and illustrated numerous children’s books on a variety of subjects, from meteorites & dinosaurs to Julia Child and Steve Jobs. New in 2019 are “My Tiny Pet,” about a girl and her tartigrade, and “Our Flag was Still There,” about the Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812. Her books have now been translated into over 13 languages.