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  • Foreword Reviews Picture Book of Year, 2018 Finalist
  • Winner Midwest Book Awards, 2019 for Children’s Fiction and Illustration/Graphics
  • Finalist Midwest Book Award, 2019 for Total Book Design


Claire’s Hair

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Written By: Mary Evanson Bleckwehl

Illustrated By: Sara Weingartner

ISBN: 13:978-1-5928-800-6

Hardcover 9″ X 9″ 32 Pages

A tale of friendship, empathy and a LOT of hair! –There’s not much Claire’s hair can’t do. It’s a jump rope, it ties up bad guys, and only needs washing once a year! But can her wild and wacky tresses make her best friend laugh again?

Illustrator Info

Claire’s Hair is illustrated by Sara Weingartner


What Kids (Big and Little!) are Saying…

Claire J. from Iowa
You came to our school today and I like all your books but I L-O-V-E Claire’s Hair. Because of three things. My name is Claire. My hair doesn’t have bugs and bunnies in it but it’s out of control and I’ll never let my mom cut it! and because my cousin had cancer and lost her hair and I made her laugh by painting a smile on her bald head. -Claire J.      P.S. I’m from Iowa too!
K. Johnson
Anna Rose got your book at MCH earlier this week and we have read it many many times at home. It is a masterpiece. Congratulations on another hit! It is just amazing.- K. Johnson
Midwest Book Review
Laughter is the best medicine! Delightfully entertaining and with a warm and charming message about true friendship, “Claire’s Hair: A Tale of Hair, Heart, and Humor” is unreservedly recommended for both elementary school and community library picture book collections. –Midwest Book Review Spring 2018.
Lauri Nelson
Students love Claire’s Hair because it makes them laugh, but also think about others. This is a perfect recipe for learning!—Lauri Nelson, Media Specialist East Lake Elementary Lakeville MN
Megan Proft
Claire’s Hair is a beautiful story about life and friendship. Every time I read it, my heart fills with emotion and I’ve made it a point to share it with both the children and adults in my life. It sparks important conversation around a real life issue with tenderness, thoughtfulness and love. Mary has a gem on her hands!

– Megan Proft, Education and Volunteer Manager at the Northfield Arts Guild

Where To Buy

ORDER HERE. The best place to shop for books is your local bookstore so please ask for my books there. If they don’t have them in stock, they are happy to order them for you. Of course there is always online shopping (links are below) or you can contact me for autographed copies!


Beaver’s Pond Press (my publisher) also takes orders at 952-829-8818 or by email Note: these orders will be fulfilled via Amazon.

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