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Amy Ward

Pen Name: Amy Frances Ward

Connection to Illinois: Ward lives in Metamora.

Biography: Amy Ward is a published author/illustrator and art teacher. Her illustrations pair digital collage with crayon-resist watercolor papers that she creates in her art studio. She also works with photographed textures from vintage clothing, papers, and architecture. When she is not drawing or teaching, you can find her biking, decorating, or playing a mean game of Pickleball with her family of boys.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Crunchy, Not Sweet
ISBN: 0999143727 OCLC: 1088896375

KWiL Publishing 2019

A tree frog searches for a snack that is crunchy but not sweet. Join Little Tree Dude as he swings his way through the rain forest in search of a frog treat.--