Barbara Santucci

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General Information

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Name: Barbara Santucci

Pen Name: None

Born: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois




Illinois Connection

Santucci was born in Chicago and currently resides in Rockford, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University and has also studied art at Rockford College and Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Santucci is an author and illustrator. She has taught elementary and preschool and also worked as a librarian. She divides her time between writing, teaching, speaking at schools, painting and exhibiting her work. In 2002 she was honored with the Leader in the Arts Award in Rockford, Illinois. She was chosen as one of fifty women Illinois artists to represent Illinois in the Traveling Millennium Show.

Published Works

  • Anna`s Corn, William B. Erdmansco, 2002
  • Abby's Chairs, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2004
  • Loon Summer, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Anna's Corn

ISBN: 0802851193
Release Date: 2002-07

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Abby's Chairs

ISBN: 080285205X
Release Date: 2004-08

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Loon Summer

ISBN: 0802853897
Release Date: 2010-08-26

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Literary Awards

  • Emily Award for Anna's Corn
  • IRA/CBC Children's Choices for Abby's Chairs
  • Bank Street College Best Children's Book for Loon Summer and Abby's Chairs

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Santucci will entertain invitations for:

  • Author Visits
  • Writing/Art Residencies
  • Conference Appearances

For more information, go to: the author's website.

External Links

Barbara Santucci on WorldCat

Barbara Santucci on Amazon


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