Abby Hanlon is the author and illustrator of Dory Fantasmagory (2014, Penguin Random House), the first in a series of chapter books for five to eight year olds. Dory Fantasmagory is a Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction, an American Library Association Notable Book, and a Scholastic book club selection. It was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Parent's Magazine.
The sequel, Dory and The Real True Friend (2015), won a 2015 Cybil award. The first two Dory books will be published in sixteen languages. 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." All three 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, ten-year-old twins, and scruffy dog Caroline.
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