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Jessixa Bagley

Jessixa Bagley is an author and illustrator originally from Portland, Oregon. She spent many days in her childhood combing the Oregon Coast for the perfect sand dollar. Now, she lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and son in a castle in the sky. Her books include Boats for Papa and Before I Leave.

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Vincent Comes Home

Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Home can take many forms, as a seafaring cat discovers in this moving tale from the creator of Boats for Papa.

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Laundry Day

Jessixa Bagley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

“I’m bored,” said Tic.

“Me too,” said Tac.

What do two bored badgers do when they’ve done everything, including driving their mother around the bend?

Laundry, of course.

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Before I Leave

Jessixa Bagley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

How do you say goodbye to your best friend?

When a little hedgehog's family tells her they're moving far away, she and her anteater best friend decide to play one last time, like nothing...

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Boats for Papa

Jessixa Bagley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats, each one more beautiful than the last, out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He sends them out to see and if they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.

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