Welcome.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including Big Momma Makes the World, which won a Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble which won a Minnesota Book Award, Plant a Pocket of Prairie which won a John Burroughs Riverby Award, as did One North Star  two years later, along with a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.  
 

Welcome.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including Big Momma Makes the World, which won a Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble which won a Minnesota Book Award, Plant a Pocket of Prairie which won a John Burroughs Riverby Award, as did One North Star  two years later, along with a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.  
 

Books.

The Lost Forest is Phyllis Root’s newest picture book, is available now (U of MNPress). Illustrations by Betsy Bowen. The Lost Forest tells the story of a lucky error that preserved 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine in Minnesota.
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“The joyful text makes growing flowers and vegetables seem easy, showing plants spilling out of alternative containers as well as more traditional raised beds and the concluding, large garden plot.” 
—KIRKUS REVIEWS, of Anywhere Farm 

Newest Announcements/Blog :

Introducing THE LOST FOREST

Announcing the newest picture book by Phyllis Root, The Lost Forest. Available April 2019, University of Minnesota Press. Illustrations by Betsy Bowen.

The Lost Forest tells the story of a lucky error that preserved 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine in Minnesota. With gentle humor, Phyllis Root takes readers deep into a stand of virgin pine, one of the last and largest in the state, where U.S. history and natural history meet. With the help of Betsy Bowen’s finely observed and beautiful illustrations, she shows us all the life that can be found in the Lost Forest.

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Book Launch Events

Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m.
Red Balloon Book Store, St. Paul

Thursday, April 25, 5-6 p.m.
Majors and Quinn Educator Night, Mpls.

Saturday, April 27, 5 p.m.
Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais
with Artist, Betsy Bowen

Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m.
Zenith Bookstore, Duluth with Artist Betsy Bowen

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
Scout and Morgan Books, Cambridge
with Artist, Betsy Bowen

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Postcards from the Field

Postcards from the Field

This year, along with looking for native wildflowers and writing about native wildflowers, I get to talk about native wildflowers on the radio.  How cool is that? MPR’s Morning Edition with Cathy Wurzer is broadcasting audio postcards from Kelly Povo and me based on...

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