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    About our Author
    Rebecca Hirsch
    Rebecca E. Hirsch, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at www.rebeccahirsch.com.
    Awards
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Book Links Lasting Connection
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Cybils
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    Maryland Blue Crab Award
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
    5 questions for Rebecca E. Hirsch
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?

    One book that stands out is Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg. I also loved Nancy Drew and the Little House on the Prairie series. I also read every Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume book I could get my hands on.

    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?

    This line always makes me smile: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." 

    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling are two favorites. And Dr. Seuss is a delight.
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I grew up climbing trees and splashing in streams, so nature has always been a big part of my life. Writing gives me a way to share my love of science and nature with children.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Read a lot. Write a lot. Every so often, take a break from all that reading and writing and go do something. Visit your grandmother. Go on an adventure with a friend. Then come back and read and write some more.