Addy, Sharon Hart

Biography

Addy grew up in Oak Creek,  earned a degree in Education at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and taught elementary school in Stonebank and Oak Creek. Now, she lives in Dells, Wisconsin. Her work for children has been published in a wide variety of children’s magazines including Cricket, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, The Friend, Winner, Hopscotch, Boys’ Quest, Pockets, and Shine Brightly. Combining her writing background with her teaching experience, Addy leads story-writing workshops for elementary and middle school students, is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and is an instructor at the Institute of Children’s Literature.

Selected Work

Title: Right Here on This Spot

Author: Sharon Hart Addy

Illustrator: John Clapp

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Year: 1999

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Format: Hardcover; 32 pages; 26.9 cm x 21.1 cm

 

 

ISBN: 0395730910; 978-0395730911

MARC Record

In this book, following a picture of an elderly man on his tractor, a straightforward text explains how the Paleo-Indians of the Ice Age once lived where his farm stands today. Subsequent pages portray the melting of the glacier and the growth of forest and farmland. Seasons pass; other Indians, then settlers, then a soldier in the Civil War walk the land until readers are ultimately brought to the present day, where Grandpa unearths an old button, arrowheads, and a bone. Grandma arranges for specialists to examine the archaeological treasures found “right here on this spot….” Clapp’s watercolor-and-pencil illustrations depict the land’s progression with a gorgeous realism. This book won the Archer/Eckbald Children’s Picture Book Award and honored for an “Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature” by the Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association, 1999. (From Amazon.com)

Other Works

A Visit with Great-Grandma. Illustrated by Lydia Halverson. Albert Whitman & Company, 1989. A CCBC Choices Book, 1989.

Kidding Around Milwaukee. John Muir Publications, 1997.

When Wishes Were Horses. Illustrated by Brad Sneed. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Honorable Mention for the Betty Ren Wright Children’s Picture Book Award, 2003.

Lucky Jake. Illustrated by Wade Zahares. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.

More books of Sharon Hart Addy could be found here.

More Information

Sharon Hart Addy’s Facebook

Author Interview: Sharon Hart Addy, by Lori Calabrese who is also an award-winning children’s author.

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