Serena Gingold Allen, author
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Serena Gingold Allen is the author of Moonlight Prance and Sunrise Dance (Chronicle Books, April 2022), both novelty board books about wild animals. Growing up in the foothills outside of Yosemite, Serena spent her childhood reading, writing, and observing the natural world. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she still spends a lot of time in the great outdoors hiking and rock climbing with her husband and their two children.

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