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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Lowry Poole  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: in

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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.”

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Titles At Your Library

How the Rooster Got His Crown
ISBN: 0823413896

Holiday House. 1999

In the early days of the world, when the sun refuses to come out for fear of a skillful archer's arrows, a small rooster saves the day by coaxing the sun out with his crowing.

The Ant and the Grasshopper
ISBN: 0823414779

Holiday House. 2000

Stunning paintings and an expressive retelling blend Eastern and Western traditions to bring new meaning to a tale by Aesop, which is set in the Imperial Chinese Emperor's Summer Palace.

Pea Blossom
ISBN: 0823420183

Holiday House. 2005

In a garden near Beijing, five peas in a shell grow and wait to discover what fate has in store for them.

Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop
ISBN: 0823424006

Holiday House. 2012

Four classic fables are artfully woven together to make a single story in this lushly illustrated picture book. "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Fox and the Crow," "The Fox and the Goat," and "The Fox and the Stork" all come together to make an unusually eventful day for a tricky fox who is not quite as clever as he imagines.



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