Amy Lowry Poole

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General Information

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Name: Amy Lowry Poole

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Illinois Connection

Amy Poole moved to Chicago in 1994, and still lives here with her family.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Lowry lived in Beijing, China, for four years, where she studied scroll making and worked with a number of Chinese artists. Through the use of ink, gouache, rice paper, wheat based glue, and traditional brushes, Amy achieves a combination of Asian minimalism and natural dynamism. Her paintings have been shown in galleries and museums in Beijing, Chicago, New York, and Maine.

After returnint to the United States Amy continued to paint, but decided to pursue her interest in illustration. “At that point I had three daughters under the age of ten, so it was natural that I returned to an early interest in children’s books.” Her first book is a Chinese folk tale, “How the Rooster got his Crown”, published by Holiday House in 1998.”

Published Works

  • How Rooster Got His Crown, Holiday House, 1999
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper, Holiday House, 2000
  • The Pea Blossom, Holilday House, 2005
  • Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop, Holiday House, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Ant and the Grasshopper

ISBN: 0823414779
Release Date: 2000-09

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Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop

ISBN: 0823424006
Release Date: 2012-02-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Amy Lowry Poole on WorldCat

Amy Lowry Poole on Amazon


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