Anna Di Vito

Anna DiVito grew up in Montclair, NJ. When she was in high school, she wandered into the library's children's area and was awed with the simple beauty of putting words and pictures together. She has been obsessed ever since. Anna graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1982, with a BFA in Communication Design. Since then, she has held many jobs including: illustrator for an architectural firm; emergency room clerk; hors d'oeuvres assembly-line specialist; children's book designer and children's illustrator and author. The Simon and Schuster marketing department, nominated Anna's book, Annie Oakley Saves The Day, for the 2005 Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction. Her work for the Dial/Puffin series, Why Does Your Cat Meow, et al., received an ALA Pick of the List. A Lift-the-Flap for Puffin, Ghost Town Trick-or-Treat, had been named an IRA/CBC Children's Choice. Anna lives with her family and ferocious dog in upstate New York, where she can reach out of her studio window and almost touch the Appalachian Trail.

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