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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sallie Wolf  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1950 in Charlottsville, Virginia

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Illinois Connection

Sallie Wolf moved to the Chicago area after college. She has lived in Oak Park since 1978.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sallie is a full-time artist and writer. She received a BA from Brown University in Anthropology and Archaeology and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Peter's Trucks
ISBN: 0807565199

Albert Whitman & Co. 1992

A child's fascination with trucks turns into a cumulative tale about all the things, from milk to cows, that can be hauled by the truckers on the road.

Truck Stuck
ISBN: 1580891195

Charlesbridge. 2008

Move that truck!

When a truck gets stuck under a bridge, it causes a terrible traffic jam that soon turns into a block party. When attempts to remove the truck fail, two kids, some balloons, and a dog save the day.

Sparse text, energetic rhyme, and clever illustrations bring depth to this simple tale.

The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder's Observations
ISBN: 158089318X

Charlesbridge. 2010

A beautiful blend of factual information and creative inspiration offers birders and budding artists alike a giftable collection of poetry, a compact guide, and an invitation to journal. At first glance, Robin

centers


on bird identification and behavior. But look more carefully: journaling helps us observe, think, evaluate, record, and create.

Author and artist Sallie Wolfe provides a peek into her creative porcess, sharing notes, verses, sketches, and paintings from her own notebooks. Her words capture the light of early spring when robins return to newly budding trees, list the species that come and go, note how West Nile virus affects her backyard population, and even find a rhyme for suet--there's nothing to it.


Awards

-- '''''Truck Stuck''''' -- *2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

-- '''''Peter's Trucks''''' -- *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book