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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anna Grob  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction

Born: 1962 in Chicago, IL


Illinois Connection

Grob is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and currently lives in the south suburbs. She went to school in the Palos Heights area, and later attended Moraine Valley Community College, where she took many classes in art and photography. Anna is a member of the Green Hill's Writer's Group in Palos Hills, and the Town and Country Art League in Palos Heights.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anna Grob's love for animals and nature led her to volunteer at the Chicago Society's Brookfield Zoo since 2002. She received a Spotlight award for her dedication to teaching adults and children about wolves. Grob's first Children's book, ''A Coyote Who Wished He Lived In A Zoo'', was released in 2012 by a traditional publisher. The second edition of this book was published by Grob in 2014. An Award Winning Artist, Grob also draws her own illustrations for her books. Due to the coyote population increasing in Chicago and the nearby suburbs, Grob felt it was important to use a coyote as her main character to teach people about coyote awareness. Grob wrote a Mexican Gray Wolf fact sheet for Brookfield Zoo, as well as many articles for the Dog Paw Pet blog, and the newsletter for the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin. Grob is currently the webmaster for the Bets' Pets - Official Betty White Fan Club.Grob's, Wild Animal Survival Series, helps protect animals in the wild. *Book 1 ''A Coyote Who Wished He Lived In A Zoo''*Book 2 ''An African Painted Dog Without A Patch''*Book 3 ''Gibbon Finds A Friend'' (coming soon)

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-- '''''A Coyote Who Wished He Lived In A Zoo''''' *Nomination, Juvenile Literature Awards, Friends of American Writers Chicago, 2012 '''''African Painted Dog Without A Patch''''' *National Indie Excellence Book Award - Children's non-fiction, 2016