Abby Hanlon is the author and illustrator of Dory Fantasmagory, a series of chapter books for five to eight year olds, published by Dial/Penguin Random House. The first book in the series was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Parent's Magazine. It won a Golden Kite Honor for Fiction and is an American Library Association Notable Book. The sequel, Dory and The Real True Friend won a 2015 Cybil award. The first two Dory books are published in twenty languages and are Scholastic book club selections.
The third book, Dory Dory Black Sheep, is an American Library Association Notable Book, a Nerdy Book Club winner and #2 on School Library Journal's 100 Scope Notes "Top 20 books of 2016." The latest book in the series, Head in The Clouds was released March 2018. All four books are Junior Library Guild selections.
Abby has a bachelor's from Barnard College and a master's degree in childhood education from the City College of New York. Abby has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Her debut picture book, Ralph Tells a Story (2012), is widely used by elementary school teachers.
Abby lives in Brooklyn with her husband, eleven-year-old twins, and scruffy dog Caroline.
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