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AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

JOE CARTER is the husband to his wonderful wife Janelle and the father
to three fantastic children — Michael, Hanna and Samuel. Joe grew up in
Hanlontown, a small, northern Iowa community, graduated from North Central-
Manly High School and later, from Iowa State University with an Industrial
Engineering degree. Joe worked as an engineer for General Motors and
Rockwell International before he began a long career with MARSHALLTOWN, a
U.S. manufacturer of high-quality construction tools.

Between times of working as an engineer, Joe graduated from law school
at the University of Arkansas and practiced law with Strong and Associates
in Springfield, Missouri. He returned to MARSHALLTOWN and moved to
Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1998 Joe became the president of MARSHALLTOWN and
later added CEO to that title.

Joe met the love of his life, Janelle Andersen at Iowa State University where they
both graduated in Industrial Engineering. Janelle and Joe later married and
were fortunate enough to raise their three fabulous children.


HANNA CARTER is an illustrator and graphic designer. She grew up in
Marshalltown, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
She moved to Oregon after college in 2016.

Hanna has loved both books and drawing for as long as she can remember. In
fact, her first job was at the Marshalltown Public Library, where she spent a lot of
her time leafing through childrens books. She’s pretty psyched that she got to
make her own childrens book with her dad.

Hanna lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend and many, many books.

Thank you for the book I recieved it today. My son loves it already just by recognizing daddys tools in it .. Thia is such an amazing idea. I Love It!

Kevin Ricker

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