Rosalyn Schanzer

Rosalyn Schanzer
According to Rosalyn Schanzer, she began life "...on Thanksgiving Day, 1942, with a paintbrush in one hand, and a Crayola in the other, and I've been coloring ever since. " Coloring indeed! Schanzer has illustrated countless books, both for herself, and for others, and won many awards in doing so. Possessing a keen interest in history, Schanzer meticulously researches each book, aiming at making the past come alive for her young readers. Not content to merely write about adventure, Schannzer has experienced plenty of her own. In her own words: "Here are some interesting things I have done when I was not chained to my desk watching words and pictures fall out of my fingers: I have helped sail a very famous sailboat over eight hundred miles from Bermuda to Boston with five men. I have had my dislocated ankle repaired in the jungles of Ecuador by an illiterate peasant who wielded a five-foot machete and told me not to dance for a week. I have flown in a tiny plane through a storm over the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, swum with sharks in the reefs of Belize, explored ancient Incan ruins in Peru, and kayaked with whales in Alaska. I have been married to my husband, Steve, since 1966, and we have two adult children, Adam and Kim. We also have a dog named Jones."
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George vs. George
by Rosalyn Schanzer
Reprint from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
$6.95
How We Crossed the West
by Rosalyn Schanzer
Reprint from National Geographic
for 2nd-6th grade
in Lewis & Clark (Location: HISA-19L&C)
$7.95