ABOUT ELIZABETH SHREEVE

  • Elizabeth Shreeve is a research geek and author of kids’ book about life on Planet Earth. Her upcoming nonfiction books include Out of the Blue (Candlewick Press, March 2021), a picture book that tells the deep-time story of how animals evolved from ocean to land. Upcoming nonfiction book with Norton Young Readers are The Upside-Down Book of Sloths and Fast Feet, Big Brains: The Story of Human Origins.

    She is the author of Captain Freddy Counts Down to
    School
    , illustrated by Joey Chou (Two Lions); Oliver at the Window,
    illustrated by Candice Hartsough McDonald (Boyds Mills Press); and the chapter
    book series 
    The Adventures of Hector Fuller, illustrated by Pamela
    Levy (Simon & Schuster).

    Elizabeth
    graduated from Harvard College, where she studied geology and biology with
    noted scientists Stephen Jay Gould and E.O. Wilson. She earned a Masters in
    Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a
    Principal of SWA Group, an international design practice. Elizabeth lives in
    northern California where she writes stories, grows hummingbird gardens, and
    shares a busy home with her husband, sons, and Hector the Dog. She is available
    for book signings and school visits, where she talks with kids about reading
    books, researching new topics, and creating words and art for their very own
    stories. Please contact her through www.elizabethshreeve.com.

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