Author

Anne Isaacs

Biography

Also the author of Caldecott Honor Book Swamp Angel, Anne Isaacs was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.She feels most at home in rural environments such as the redwood forest near Santa Cruz, California where she lives with her family. Her husband and three children have built their own treehouse, which they share with several squirrels and blue jays. “All my life,” says Anne Isaacs, “poetry has affected me more than any other genre. I have read and memorized it, studied it, loved, and written it since I was nine.”Ms. Isaacs lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family.”It’s a little surprising to me, when I think back over my childhood in suburban Chicago, and recall the things I liked and the things I did, that I never considered the possibility of becoming a book illustrator. During my elementary school years I was always collaborating with classmates to create imaginary worlds and the stories to take place in them and putting it all down in pictures.”In the third grade I drew bestiaries of ridiculous animals, their habits and habitats; in fifth grade my best friend and I, working through the mail, developed an island world of two competing countries. I think they were called Igglebeania and Squigglebeania (I know we never did agree about the spelling), and they teemed with colorful characters and important incidents. They now, like Atlantis, are lost to the world. At fourteen we wrote a novel about a monkey astronaut who saves the world from encroaching gorillas. Of course I made the pictures, and my friend’s father took it on himself to send our opus out to real publishers for their consideration. It was with no small shock that several years ago, as I was leafing through my friend’s scrapbook, I lit on a polite rejection letter from a publisher who was now a friend and with whom I had just published two books!

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Swamp Angel
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Swamp Angel
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
Swamp Angel

Books by Anne Isaacs

    Swamp Angel
    Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky
    Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
    Anne Isaacs, Kevin Hawkes

Book Stats

2
Authored
0
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Anne Isaacs Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2014Meanwhile, Back at the RanchKevin Hawkes56
1994Swamp AngelPaul O. Zelinsky48

Collaborators

Paul O. Zelinsky
Kevin Hawkes