Meet the Illustrator

Jane Manning

Jane Manning lives in the small town of Deep River, Connecticut, a few miles from where the Connecticut River flows out to the ocean. You may have enjoyed two other books Manning illustrated. One is My First Songs, a collection of favorite children's songs. The other is This Little Piggy, a book that is shaped like a foot!


  • For her book Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella, Manning thought about a horse she used to ride named Killarny. She used those memories in her illustrations.
  • Does a wild western Cinderella wear glass slippers? No way! Manning gives Cindy Ellen diamond spurs for her boots instead.

Other Books Illustrated by Jane Manning

  • Drip, Drop
    (written by Sarah Weekes)
  • Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella
    (written by Susan Lowell)
  • Lost Little Angel
    (written by M.M. Ragz)