Meet the Author

Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Portrait of Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Ofelia Dumas Lachtman was born in California, but her parents were from Mexico. As a child, the author learned to speak English and Spanish at the same time.

When she was only twelve, Ofelia Dumas Lachtman's first work was published. It was a poem included in a book of children's poetry. Later, she worked in the medical field. She also directed an association for young people. Today she writes for children, for young adults, and for adults.


  • This author loves to visit schools. She enjoys reading to the kids and answering their questions.
  • Ofelia Dumas Lachtman has two children of her own, a son and a daughter.

Photography Credit

Lachtman

Other Books Written by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

  • Pepita Thinks Pink/Pepita y el color rosado
    (illustrated by Alex Pardo DeLange)
  • Big Enough/Bastante grande
    (illustrated by Enrique O. Sánchez)
  • Pepita Takes Time/Pepita, siempre tarde
    (illustrated by Alex Pardo DeLange)