For more than five years, Ms. Bosak dreamed about creating a journey through life's hopes and dreams. She oversaw all aspects of the production of Dream, from the choice of illustrators to the design of the endpapers. The book was inspired by a conversation she had with her mother. From the time she was little, her mother loved making wishes on stars. She admits to still looking up into the night sky and making wishes, but she also says her dreams have changed as she's grown older.
Ms. Bosak has written a number of books, including the classic science activity book Science Is... and the heartwarming story about love and legacies across generations, Something to Remember Me By (illustrated by Laurie McGaw). Her books have received many honors, including the Parents' Choice, Teachers' Choice, Children's Choice, Joan Fassler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature, and a Visionary Award.
As an educator, she travels across the country visiting schools, working with children, and teaching teachers. In 2000, she helped found the Legacy Project, a multigenerational education initiative. She lives in the country with her family, a forest of towering spruce trees, her collection of optical illusions, more books than fit on her shelves and, of course, her dreams.
"An illustrated story is an art form that can reach all ages on different levels. For me, words and art go together like chocolate and peanut butter -- they're great on their own, and even better together!"