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Remembering Author and Illustrator Anna Dewdney

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Dewdney worked a series of odd jobs before becoming a full-time children’s book creator. Her debut came in 1994 as illustrator of The Peppermint Race by Dian Curtis Regan. She went on to create the popular Llama Llama series, which has sold over 10 million copies. Dewdney was also a passionate advocate of child literacy. She will be missed by the community.

Anna was an extraordinary talent. But much more than that, she was a dear, dear friend to so many of us at Viking and Penguin, and she will be deeply and personally missed by her entire Penguin family. (Publishers Weekly)

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