About the Artist / Author
     JoAnn Vergona Krapp is a school media specialist and former elementary school teacher on Long Island New York. Her articles on children's literture and programs to stimulate reading and writing have appeared in the periodicals School Library Journal, School Library Media Activities Monthly, Library talk and Early Years. Her children's publications include Lollipop Mountain, a fantasy in story and song; Have A Happy, a collection of children's holiday stories; Holiday Time, a revised edition of Have A Happy: and My Dinosaur Loves Circuses: a Design-Your-Own Dinosaur Book of Poems. Her current work Missing Treasure Means Trouble, a chapter book adventure in which three children search for missing pirate treasure in an old lighthouse, was released in fall of 2012.
     Ms. Krapp resides in Farmingdale, New York where she teaches writing workshops for children and appears as guest author at Long Island schools. She is a member of the national Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the regional Long Island Children's Writers and Illustrators
    In addition to her children's books, Ms. Krapp is a watercolor artist. She is a member of the Amityville Artists Circle where her watercolors are displayed. Her works include a wide array of subjects.
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