I met Jerry in 2009 at the Books for Young Readers Symposium at BYU. Upon hearing of his passing, I got out and hugged my autographed copy of Sam and the Tigers, a wonderful retelling of an old folk tale. He was funny, creative, personable, and definitely nice! So grateful for the opportunity to meet and chat with him.
I've always loved Jerry Pinkney's beautiful books...his kindness makes it even better.
I would love to have the phrase: " Well done, thou good and faithful servant". Matt25:21 used for my funeral.
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