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About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise Ortakales, a writer and illustrator of various things, but mostly children's books. My medium of choice for illustration is paper sculpture, but there's a small part of me that is yearning to go 2D (horrors!) I've also been writing an MG/YA novel this past year which has been great fun! But some one new has been whispering in my ear lately, so I had to turn off my eternal/internal ... More
Denise's Blog: Paperlady's Sketch Journal - Recent Posts
4/23/2012The Power of Rosemary (0 Comments )
This weekend I attended the 2012 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Springfield, MA. I was totally surprised (and humbled) to be this year's recipient of the Rosemary Frye Award. What is that, you are... Read the rest of this post
6/26/2011Illustration Friday — Midsummer Night (0 Comments )
This is a self-promo piece I did a few years back.
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Denise's Published Works Ages Date Published
Books 1 - 4 of 6 from Denise's published works, View all 6 books
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1. Good Morning, Garden (Hardcover)
    Author: Barbara Brenner
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales
    Publisher: Northword Press
Ages 4-8 05/01/2004
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2. An All Aboard Reading Station Stop 3 Collection: Extreme Nature (All Abo...
    Author: Dana Del Prado, Gail Herman, Jennifer Dussling, Nicholas Nirgiotis, Patricia Brennan Demuth
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales, Lori Osiecki, Michael Radencich, S. Marchesi, Larry Schwinger
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Ages 4-8 09/15/2003
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3. Sex & Babies: First Facts (Hardcover)
    Author: Jane Annunziata
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales
    Publisher: Magination Press
Young Adults 01/01/2002
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4. Carrot in My Pocket (Hardcover)
    Author: Kitson Flynn
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales
    Publisher: Moon Mountain Publishing
Baby to Pre-K 09/25/2001
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1. Sex & Babies: First Facts (Hardcover)
    Author: Jane Annunziata
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales
    Publisher: Magination Press
Young Adults 4/17/2007
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Denise tagged as: I illustrated
4 Reviews  
2. Planets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (School & Library ...
    Author: Jennifer Dussling
    Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Ages 4-8 4/17/2007
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Denise tagged as: I illustrated
5 Reviews  
3. An All Aboard Reading Station Stop 3 Collection: Extreme Nature (All Abo...
    Author: Dana Del Prado, Gail Herman, Jennifer Dussling, Nicholas Nirgiotis, Patricia Brennan Demuth
    Illustrator: Denise Ortakales, Lori Osiecki, Michael Radencich, S. Marchesi, Larry Schwinger
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Ages 4-8 4/17/2007
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Denise tagged as: I illustrated
5 Reviews  
4. The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Fol...
    Author: Denise Ortakales, Trinka Hakes Noble
    Illustrator: Robert Crawford
    Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Ages 4-8 4/17/2007
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Denise tagged as: I wrote
6 Reviews  
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Profile Comments
Comment by Marilyn Panton on 2/19/2008 at 10:36 AM:
Oh how I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch your create those beautiful paper sculptures. Your work is stunning and I will land here more often to keep track of your work.
Comment by Jim Brenneman on 12/18/2007 at 7:16 PM:
Denise:
I'm very impressed with your work and a bit jealous. If I tried to do what you do I would make a mess. I'm a carttonist and illustrator and new to the site.

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