Hello - I'm Ann Stalcup, author of eighteen books and countless magazine articles for children. Welcome to my website!
Ann Stalcup - Children's Book Author and Speaker
I'm a teacher, world traveller, avid photographer and life-long lover of the arts. I grew up in a small village in wartime England, trained as a teacher, and moved to the United States when I married my American husband. Together we have spent the last fifty years travelling the globe and sharing adventures in the far-off corners of the earth.
I began to write because I wanted to share my experiences with young people and to instill in them the same sense of wonder and curiosity that I've felt throughout my life.
I've written books and articles about many of the countries I've visited; an account of my early life in war-torn England; a biography of beloved artist and friend Leo Politi, two workbooks for teachers, a picture book set in Baja, California, and just added to the list: my newest picture book: The Yellow Flower.
I also enjoy giving talks and presentations to audiences both young and old - at schools, book fairs, cultural events, and for groups and organizations.
Thank you for visiting my website. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments - I'd love to hear from you!
My Newest Picture Book: "The Yellow Flower"
Imagine a village being there one day and gone the next! That is what happened to a small village in Mexico in the 1940s. Only a church tower survived the wrath of a newly-risen volcano; the village itself buried deep beneath the lava.
The Yellow Flower tells the story of one lone flower growing on a rock wall in what remains of the village church and the way it inspires a boy with hope, strength, courage, and a determination to grow to be the best that he can be.
The Yellow Flower was inspired by my own experience at the site of the decades-old volcano, now a tourist attraction in Mexico. I learned that strength, beauty, and endurance can grow in the rockiest of soils.
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