Rosalyn Schanzer is a multi-talented American author and illustrator, renowned for her riveting non-fiction children's literature. Her portfolio boasts over 15 books, all beautifully illustrated and filled with humor, passion, and detailed historical accuracy. With her unique style of storytelling, Schanzer has successfully breathed life into historical figures and events for her young readership, weaving narratives that are simultaneously entertaining and educational.
Schanzer inherited her love for history from her adventurous grandma and has been fascinated by the tales of explorers and historical heroes since childhood. Her extensive travels around the globe have also significantly influenced her work, allowing her to incorporate authentic cultural details into her stories. Beyond her captivating prose, Schanzer’s vibrant scratchboard and watercolor illustrations are captivating, bringing a multidimensional approach to her work that sets her apart in the children's literature landscape.
Throughout her illustrious career, Schanzer has been bestowed with numerous prestigious honors for her contributions to children's literature. Her works have won accolades including the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, as well as multiple Junior Library Guild Selections. Her captivating writing coupled with her profoundly detailed artwork, Rosalyn Schanzer continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of children's literature.