Perrow, Angeli 1954–
Perrow, Angeli 1954–
Born February 7, 1954, in Rockland, ME; daughter of Joseph and Elsie Seavey; married Mark Perrow (a carpenter), July 27, 1974; children: Gabriel, Ariel. Education: Westfield State College, B.S.E., 1976. Hobbies and other interests: Drawing, photography, gardening, hiking, kayaking, Irish dance.
Katahdin Times, Millinocket, ME, reporter and photographer, 1977-78; schoolteacher in Hermon, ME, 1989-98; Mainely Buoys, Holden, ME, artist, 1998-2000; art teacher in Hampden, ME, 2000—.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Maine Lighthouses Coloring Book, privately printed, 1994.
Captain's Castaway, illustrated by Emily Harris, Down East Books (Camden, ME), 1998.
Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, illustrated by Emily Harris, Down East Books (Camden, ME), 2000.
Sirius, the Dog Star, illustrated by Emily Harris, Down East Books (Camden, ME), 2002.
Angeli Perrow once commented: "I have a passion for lighthouses. The flame was lit during my years as an elementary schoolteacher in Hermon, Maine, as I attempted to develop a Maine studies unit that would pull in our science topic of lights and lenses. Material about lighthouses for children was sparse. I researched our state's lighthouses and created a coloring book as an educational tool for my students. Out of the research sprang fascinating people of the past (light-keepers and their families) and tantalizing tidbits of history. One of these, a paragraph about a shipwrecked dog rescued by a lighthouse keeper's daughter, sparked the idea for my first picture book, Captain's Castaway. Another account inspired my second picture book, Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue. It is my hope that by my writing about real people and events, not only will children be entertained, but they will come to appreciate our lighthouses and desire to preserve them for future generations."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, March 1, 2001, Ellen Mandel, review of Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, p. 1288.
Publishers Weekly, December 7, 1998, review of Captain's Castaway, p. 59.
School Library Journal, March, 1999, Sally R. Dow, review of Captain's Castaway, p. 183; April, 2001, Adele Greenlee, review of Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue, p. 120.
Welcome to the Web site of Maine Children's Author Angeli Perrow,http://www.angeliperrow.com (August 27, 2008).