Anna grew up surrounded by beautiful books and is delighted that it is now her job to make them. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied illustration, then quickly began her career in books at Houghton Mifflin Company in the children's book design department. After learning the ropes, she began submitting her own stories and illustrations to publishers and has been creating books for kids ever since.
Anna's books have been selected as a CCBC Choice best book of the year, Bank Street College best book of the year, Junior Library Guild selection, Texas 2x2 Recommended Reading, and twice been included in the Society of Illustrator's Original Art Show.
In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Anna has taught art and book making to audiences of all ages: she has worked as a preschool teacher, held art classes for grade schoolers, and taught a course on children's book illustration at the Montserrat College of Art. She visits schools around the country to speak about her work.
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