The Lawsons (then the Lassinghs, or Lassens) left Husum (in what’s now Denmark, but was then Germany) aboard De Verguide Beever (The Golden Beaver), in the late 1600s to be brewers in what was then Dutch Beverwijck, and had only recently been Mohican Pempotowwuthut-Muhhcanneuw,  or Iroquoian Sche-negh-ta-da, but is now Albany, NY.

Many centuries past, and today, JonArno Lawson lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and three children. He is the author of several books for children and adults. His most recent book is “Sidewalk Flowers”, illustrated by Sydney Smith.

1 comment:

  1. Sidewalk Flowers is one of the most lovely books I have ever read. My work for for older kids. I hope to one day be able to meet you level of craft. Lovely, lovely, lovey! I'm be happy to send my latest steve at stevewrites dot com and tell me where to send it.We are in Becket, MA, which is pretty close.