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Rebecca Sheir

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Rebecca Sheir is the host and writier of Circle Round: the acclaimed children's storytelling podcast distributed by WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station. She spent over a decade as a public radio reporter and host, appearing on such shows as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, The Splendid Table and Marketplace. She’s the author of four picture books adapted from Circle Round episodes: Onions and Garlic, A Taste of Honey, The Tale of the Unwelcome Guest, and The Great Ball Game. The next Circle Round book, The Lion’s Whisker, will be published in May 2023. Rebecca lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, composer Eric Shimelonis, and their seven-year-old son.

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