Rosemary Wells

Author Bio

An American writer and illustrator, Rosemary Wells is very well- known for her children’s books. Described as “a master of the delicate art of story” by School Library Journal reviewer Christy Norris and as “one of the most gifted picture-book illustrators in the United States today” by Jennifer Farley Smith in the Christian Science Monitor, she has been praised for creating delightful picture and board books; candid, incisive young adult novels; and well-received adaptations of classic tales in picture-book form.

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City and raised on the New Jersey shore. She grew up in a home that was always filled with books, dogs, classical music, and other things her parents held in great esteem. Reading stories aloud was as much a part of her childhood as the air she breathed. She grew up watching theatre and visiting museums with her grandmother in the New York City. She spent a lot of time outdoors in the woods, playing baseball and spending a lot of time with animals.

At the age of two, Rosemary began to draw. When she was not outdoors, she was always drawing. At nineteen, she attended Boston Museum School. Rosemary worked seven years in publishing before her first book was published in 1968, an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s A Song to Sing, O! Rosemary Wells’ career as an author and illustrator spans more than 40 years and 120 books. She has won numerous awards, and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko. She has also given Mother Goose new life in two definitive editions, and created an unforgettable world for grown-ups and kids alike in Voyage to the Bunny Planet.

Rosemary Wells collaborated with Auryn to create an exclusive iPad app- Bunny Fun – Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes because: “It’s my belief that as a new generation of kids access the world of apps, they can connect to children’s literature and characters from their favorite books in ways they never imagined before.” – says she. Bunny Fun, exclusively available in StoriesAlive app!