Paige Jaeger is an educator, librarian, and professional developer who has worked at both the elementary and secondary levels. She is the author of three books on Inquiry-Based Learning and sits on the Advisory Board of School Library Connection magazine. 


Paige has a passion for getting students thinking-wondering-investigating and using the new vocabulary they acquire in the process. This series was written after watching students research endangered animals and expressing surprise—as though they'd never heard of poaching and other travesties causing their "disappearance." There wasn't anyone else except her good friend, Carol, whom she wanted to illustrate this book. She hopes the series will inspire students to be kind to animals and to make a difference in their existence. 


Paige and her husband live in northern New York, where they raised their family to love the great outdoors. 

Paige Jaeger, author

Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of New England inspired Carol to draw. With a perennial gardener for a mother and an artistic craftsman for a father, she found their appreciation of nature and art contagious.

Carol majored in Fine Art at Union College in Schenectady, New York, and then devoted many years to raising her four children. She returned to art with a focus on pen and ink drawings until a friend requested that Carol illustrate A Letter from Ginger Boy. This launched her illustrating career and influenced her return to watercolors.


In 2016, after reconnecting with her author friend Paige, Carol began illustrating Who Will Roar If I Go. Her work was suddenly interrupted by Lymphoma, twice. Today, she thanks the Lord for the privilege of completing the pages of both book 1 and book 2 and will forever be thankful for the motivating devotion of her family.

Carol Hill Quirk, illustrator

Other books illustrated by Carol Hill Quirk


A Letter from Ginger Boy 

Once There Was NO Easter

Janie Presents: Philip's Snowman

Sophia's School Worries

Sophia's Happiest Thanksgiving

Sophia's Best Christmas

Sophia's Valentine's Surprise 

Sophia for President   

Sophia's Sensational Staycation

Sophia's Birthday Rainbow

Sophia & Friends Winter Contest

Zeus on the Loose @ Takeabowbooks.com

First Steps First Snow - August 2022