Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgins. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry. Visit her online at LucyRuthCummins.com.

Books by this Author

Truman
Stumpkin
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
The Taking Tree

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Ad astra!" ("Ever skyward!")

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Being made late by others.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. McDonald's french fries.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Redundant," "charming," "mechanization," and "awesome."

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