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Phyllis is available for workshops, talks, and presentations about her writing, her children’s books, and her book for grown-ups. She especially love working with children and grown-ups to plant prairie flowers, learn about bogs, and explore the natural world.

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Current Biography:

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, almost all of them picture books, both fiction and non-fiction, and one book for grown-ups on Minnesota’s wildflowers. Her books have won the Minnesota Book Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award, a McKnight Fellowship, and two Riverby Awards as well as a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and Midwest Independent Booksellers Award. She currently teaches in the Hamline University Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults low-residency program.