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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — Virginia-based children’s author Maria Gianferrari, author of numerous award-winning picture books, will visit University of Richmond Oct. 2 for a talk and book signing.

Gianferrari’s nonfiction picture books feature creatures from the natural world. Those titles include Hawk Rising, which was illustrated by a Caldecott winner, Coyote Moon, and Terrific Tongues. Her additional works focus on human-animal bonds. She is the author of the Penny & Jelly books, a collection of stories about a girl and her dog, Officer Katz and Houndini, a playful take on the rivalry and friendship of cats and dogs, and Operation Rescue Dog, a tale about a girl and her new rescue pup.

“Maria is a celebrated author with books that appeal to many kinds of readers,” said Angela Leeper, director of the Curriculum Materials Center. “We invite anyone with an interest to attend, but we believe this event would be especially useful for educators and librarians across grade levels.” 

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room at 5:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Education Department in the School of Arts & Sciences and the SPCS Graduate Education Program. The talk is also part of the SPCS Graduate Education speaker series.

To learn more about Gianferrari, visit her website at mariagianferrari.com.


Director, Curriculum Materials Center