is the author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL , AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MOTH, SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER, and ANNE and HER TOWER OF GIRAFFES (Kids Can Press, 2022).
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ANNE AND HER TOWER OF GIRAFFES
"This is a fantastic book - well written and beautifully illustrated."
—The Anne Innis Dagg Foundation
"An excellent introduction to a lesser-known trailblazer."
"A delightful exploration of passion and perseverance."
At four years old, Anne saw her first giraffe and never stopped thinking about it. Her desire to study the world's tallest animal followed her from preschool to graduate school, from Canada to South Africa. And often, people laughed at her quest. But by following her love of giraffes, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg became a pioneer—the first person to study animal behavior in Africa.
Illustrated by Aparna Varma, ANNE AND HER TOWER OF GIRAFFES is a children's book that celebrates the adventures of Dr. Dagg, the beauty of giraffes, and the power of persistence.
Back matter includes an afterword, bibliography and the author's Q&A with Dr. Dagg, which adds personal details to her life story.
SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER2019
AN EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY MOTH2018
NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T SIT STILL2016
Press and Media Mentions
- Gray debuts with a picture book biography of phenomenal Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the star of the 1976 Olympic Games. . . . The jaunty narrative takes readers from Comaneci’s childhood through her first Olympics with lively illustrations in ink, watercolor, and pencil."—Publishers Weekly
- "Gray's narrative is as sprightly as a gymnast's back flips. . . . Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements."—Kirkus Reviews