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English ISBN: 978-1-62890-258-7

French ISBN: 978-1-63443-453-9

hardcover, 8.5” x 8.5” | 42 pages

18 original full-color illustrations

$15/English | $21/French | $3.95/Audiobook

John’s love of the old farms, stone walls, and beautiful country roads in the “boondocks” of eastern Connecticut are what made Wilhelmina’s story jump off the newspaper page and grab his interest. As a longtime journalist, he knew this was a special story waiting to be re-told.

John built his journalism career over twenty-two years in Washington, D.C., after earning a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1986. Back home in Connecticut, he tends a large vegetable garden in a community garden located in the backyard of Samuel Huntington, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. A student of American history, the setting feeds John’s body and soul as he revels in the history of the place. It also fuels his nickname of “Farmer John.”

Although Wilhelmina Goes Wandering is his first children’s book, John is the author of several other books that reflect his diverse interests. His award-winning Victory Deferred chronicles how the AIDS epidemic in America transformed lives and institutions. On a lighter note, Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco/Dance Music is a serious look at a fun subject.

Most of the time John focuses on health, medicine, politics, and the social sciences as a regular contributor to TheAtlantic.com, Huffington Post, and others. In 2016, he is developing his next book, Stonewall Strong, the first nationwide examination of gay men’s resilience and its role in good health, a strong community, and a better America.


John-Manuel Andriote


John reads Wilhelmina Goes Wandering - and is named Calf Pen Meadow School’s “Favorite Author” in a special school assembly.