“It was so wonderful to have you at Ocean Ave, and the students and teachers were so thrilled with their drawings. A second grade teacher reached out specifically to say how much the students enjoyed sketching. They were excited to work on their art skills while learning about nature and the world. The 4th and 5th graders can be a tricky group to engage, and to see them listening attentively, asking questions and actively learning was such a joy. Thank you for sharing your books and your talents with us. It was a wonderful day.” – Eva Platt, Ocean Ave Elementary

Rebekah Lowell (rebekahlowell.com) is an award-winning author/illustrator and surface pattern designer with a passion for the natural world. As a survivor of domestic abuse, she’s found comfort in creativity and time outside. Her debut novel in verse, THE ROAD TO AFTER published by Nancy Paulsen Books in May 2022, offers a story of healing from trauma, and was a Junior Library Guild selection and recipient of the Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, as well as a 2023 NCTE Notable Novel in Verse. Her debut picture book CATCHING FLIGHT published by Doubleday Books for Young readers in March 2023, provides hope on the wings of birds. Her artwork has been featured on the Maine Duck Stamp five times and has been included in various shows around the country. When not in her studio, you can find her outside—birding, gardening, nature journaling, rescuing birds for Avian Haven, and raising butterflies – often with her daughters, who she homeschools. Rebekah has a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Children’s Literature and Illustration from Hollins University. She lives with her family in her hometown of Biddeford, Maine. Rebekah is represented by Paige Terlip at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. 

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Books by Rebekah Lowell