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Serena Gingold Allen, author
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Serena Gingold Allen is the author of Moonlight Prance and Sunrise Dance (Chronicle Books, Fall 2021), both novelty board books about wild animals. Growing up outside of Yosemite, Serena had many close encounters with wildlife. Most notably, she chased a 300 pound black bear out of a campsite–alone! She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she still spends a lot of time hiking and climbing in the great outdoors with her husband and their two children.

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