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World class author and illustrator team present a playful introduction to skiing sure to get tiny rippers excited for winter fun.

No other children’s book captures the spirit of skiing like A-B-Skis, order yours today!

The combination of Libby’s Olympic-level ski experience, Nathan’s gift for children’s illustration, plus their shared love for skiing, resulted in a true work out of art that will delight skiers for generations to come. Libby’s passion and knowledge of the skiing shines through, and Nathan’s playful illustrations ignite kid’s curiosity and imagination.


A-B-Skis author, Libby Ludlow, is a former U.S. Ski Team member and 2006 Olympian. After retiring from her ten-year ski racing career, Libby graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her J.D. at the University of Washington. During law school, she founded ZGiRLS, a national nonprofit that provides confidence-building programs to girls, which she co-ran for four years. Libby now works for and writes on the side. Currently living in Park City, Utah, Libby can be found chasing fresh powder, single track, and her toddler. While A-B-Skis will be Libby’s first published work, she’s been an avid writer her entire life.


Nathan Jarvis is an internationally-known illustrator whose work has graced the pages of the New York Times, Highlights for Children, and scores of children’s books. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Nathan is an expert at creating playful custom art for kids areas through his business Smartful Kids. Nathan lives in Heber City, Utah where he creates whimsical art in his studio year-round. In the winter, Nathan teaches skiing at Park City Mountain Resort and is a certified PSIA Children's Specialist ski instructor. He shares Libby’s passion for skiing and loves creating new, happy skiers every day.

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