Meet the Author

Cynthia Rylant

Portrait of Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant loves animals, and you will find many in her books. Taking walks with her dogs, she has said, helps her writing. She has been a teacher, a librarian, and a writer. When she isn't writing, Cynthia Rylant enjoys watching movies, whales, dolphins, and sea otters.


  • While working in a library, Cynthia Rylant spent hours at night reading children's books. It was then that she knew she wanted to write children's books of her own.
  • It took only an hour for this author to write her first published book!

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Other Books Written by Cynthia Rylant

  • The Old Woman Who Named Things
    (illustrated by Kathryn Brown)
  • The Case of the Missing Monkey
    (illustrated by G. Brian Karas)
  • Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet
    (illustrated by Suçie Stevenson)
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch
    (illustrated by Arthur Howard)
  • When I Was Young in the Mountains
    (illustrated by Diane Goode)
  • The Relatives Came
    (illustrated by Stephen Cammell)
  • Poppleton and Friends
    (illustrated by Mark Teague)
  • All I See
    (illustrated by Peter Catalanotto)