Abby Hanlon has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students' storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children, and taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood.
Praise for Dory Dory Black Sheep
An especially wonderful book to share with reluctant readers...I
can't imagine a book more calculated to reinforce the power of
reading and becoming a reader than Dory Dory Black Sheep. It
is a true triumph. --Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker Hanlon
has a winning way with the story's characters (real and imaginary)
and dialogue.... The third entry in the Dory Fantasmagory series
will satisfy the many young chapter-book readers who like their
books served with a generous helping of fun. --Booklist
Dory's fans will be entertained by this further adventure.
--Kirkus Reviews If you haven't read the previous two Dory books
yet, get on with it already. They're quirky and funny and capture
childhood like few books can."--100 Scope Notes blog Prasise for
the Dory Fantasmagory series: * Charming, funny, true to life.
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Dory
* Time spent with Dory is time well spent. -Publishers Weekly, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory * "Readers will laugh at her entertaining antics." -School Library Journal, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory * Hanlon's hilarious narration and cartooning reveal an uncanny talent for getting into the mile-a-minute mind of a one-of-a-kind girl. -Publishers Weekly, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend * "Well written, humorous, and engaging." -School Library Journal, starred review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend It's genius. - Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes Blog review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend Dory is as likable a kid heroine as I've encountered in a decade. - The Boston Globe review of Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend