(born 1968) also known as Andrea Uren
and A. U'Ren
is an American author and illustrator of many children's picture books. Her work includes several awards, including a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators
, NY, International Reading Association
's Best Book of 2004, Parents' Choice
Gold award winner and a reading by Daniel Pinkwater
and Scott Simon
on National Public Radio
for her book Mary Smith
about a "knocker-up
". (also illustrated by Ms. U'Ren). U'Ren's other titles include Pugdog
a gender bending tale, One Potato, Two Potato"
(written by Cynthia DeFelice), Stormy's Hat, Just Right for a Railroad Man
(written by Eric Kimmel
U'Ren was born in Palo Alto, California and earned a bachelor's degree in fine art from The Cooper Union, New York, New York in 1991. U'Ren also attended the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program within the Artist's Studio department from 1991-1992. Her art (both fine and illustrations) has been shown in many galleries and group shows. U'Ren currently lives with her son, Sebastian, in Portland, Oregon.
- Biography - U'ren, Andrea (1968-): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online by Gale Reference Team (Digital - June 13, 2007) - HTML