Early sketches from Lisa Brown's 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy. This is part threeSee part one, part two.

There’s nothing about a little boy and girl in the text of the poem. But an illustrator gets to add stuff. It’s part of the job I added a boy and a girl because that’s what I always do. The girl is usually me (older, bossy) and the boy is a combo-version of my two younger brothers (annoying, eager). I made up the part about the girl being taller. I was, and am, smaller than everyone.

—Lisa Brown