Page McBrier is a teaching artist, writing consultant, and the author of over 40 books for young readers. Her award-winning picture book, Beatrice’s Goat, is based on the true story of a young Ugandan girl who realized her dream of attending school after receiving a dairy goat from Heifer International and selling the extra milk to her neighbors to pay for school fees. The book spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, was featured on the Today Show, Oprah, and Good Morning America, and received numerous honors, including a Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award, a Children’s Africana Book Award and also a Christopher Award for a work that “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”
Her new middle grade time travel adventure, Abracadabra Tut, is a 2015 IRDA winner for best children’s book. Blogger Charlotte’s Library said, “Modern magic meets ancient Egypt in an entertaining and educational time travel adventure.”
Ms. McBrier grew up in Indianapolis and later, St. Louis, where she majored in theater and education. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to study with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Page began her career as a teaching artist in San Francisco and Fresno, CA, leading curriculum-centered theater workshops in various elementary schools. She then moved to New York where she continued to teach theater while embarking on a career writing children’s books.
For the past 18 years, Ms. McBrier has been a designated Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts, for whom she conducts extensive writing and arts integrated residencies in schools throughout the state. In addition to her teaching, Ms. McBrier has a busy writing schedule. Current projects include a picture book series and second book in her Abracadabra series.
The Chicken and the Worm
One Cow and Counting