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When not illustrating, Nate Christopherson is a special education teacher at Avalon School in Saint Paul. His most recent book, which he wrote with his mother Tara Sweeney is A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute. The book introduces children to the Swedish alphabet while taking a tour of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

A to Zaao Illustrated by Nate Christopherson
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Need Some Help With Pronunciation?

Tara Sweeney has created this video with all the words from the book pronounced by a variety of people so you can practice getting it right.

More Books Illustrated by Nate Christopherson

Christopherson and his mother also collaborated on the art for Henry the Boy by Molly Felder.

Henry the Boy Illustrated by Nate Christopherson
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Christopherson has also created art for Amy Leach’s Things That Are – a book of essays for adults –  and a special edition of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. He has also received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant to illustrate The Island, an award-winning limited-edition collaborative artist book.

Interesting Facts about Nate Christopherson:

According to his teacher bio:

  • He like math
  • He loves being part of student projects that involve cooking, building things and drawing
  • His favorite food is pizza
  • His favorite book is 100 years of solitude
  • His favorite animal is the Moose or the Siberian Tiger.

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