Cover of Before the Storm by Jane Yolen

Before the Storm

Georgia Pugh is my next door neighbor, a wonderful painter who has pieces in some of the finest museums in the country. I wrote the text for her, setting it in our combined front yards, with my own three children starring as two brothers and a sister on a hot, hot summer day. She painted her own son, Daniel, as the child in the swing, and perfectly captured that snap/crackle effect of summer heat in Massachusetts.

Out of print.