About

Read Island is a woman-owned company inspired by books and nature. We believe in supporting other small businesses, independent artists and retailers. We consider the earth when choosing materials for our products. 
Nicole Magistro Author Headshot

Nicole Magistro is a professional reader and amateur mother who lives in the mountains of Colorado. She owned a bookstore for 15 years, wrote thousands of book reviews, and memorized a few too many bedtime stories. Her favorite place in the world is the real Read Island, which inspired this story. As an author, Magistro has been recognized as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, Reading the West Book Award, and Spark Honor. Her forthcoming book, East Hope Street, will be released in the fall of 2023.

Alice Feagan Illustrator Headshot
Alice Feagan is a children's book creator known for her distinct cut-paper collage style in The Collectors and School Days Around the World. Her lifelong love of storytelling and art making led her to the world of picture books where she creates playful illustrations for children's books, magazines, apps, educational products, and games. When she is not making picture books, Alice can be found reading them with her two young sons. She lives in Edwards, Colorado and is responsible for all of the art within these pages. 

 

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