Anica Mrose Rissi

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Writer, storyteller, editrix. Author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books The Teacher's Pet and Watch Out for Wolf!, the YA novel Always Forever Maybe, and more. Fan of dogs and ice cream.

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats a lot of cheese with her friends in Princeton, New Jersey. As a former book editor turned full-time writer and storyteller, Anica has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all pieces of the writing process. Her essays have been published by The Writer magazine and the New York Times, and she plays fiddle in and writes lyrics for t
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4.16.2019: Wee wee wee! WOLF is here!

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This little piggy is excited: My new picture book is out today! Watch Out for Wolf! is my collaboration with illustrator Charles Santoso. Here’s what it’s about:

Piggle, Piggleton, Piggit, Piggums, and Pigbert are throwing a party and there is so much to do—but SHHH—watch out for Wolf!

I had a lot of fun writing this story about five excitable little pigs and their ambitious party plans (and W...

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Always Forever Maybe

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Hi! I wrote this book. I had a lot of fun coming up with this story about five excitable little pigs and their ambitious party plans (and Wolf, who might ruin everything). And I had even more fun seeing the humor and depth (and the game of seek-and-f ...more
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I wrote this book and had a lot of fun doing it. What's it about? A sleepover! Secrets! Truth or Dare! Older sisters! Supersparkly nail polish! Silly surprises! A cat named Mewsic! And Anna, her two best friends, and her dog, Banana, of course.
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Hi! I wrote this book, and had a lot of fun doing it. It’s about a teacher who is so enamored of the new class pet, he can’t see all the trouble it’s causing. Mr. Stricter is perhaps my most autobiographical character yet. I’m not an elementary-schoo ...more
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Karlan Did you enjoy the Vegetarian? I was impressed by the novel. Fun to see your reading log. When do you have time to write?

All is going well with LIT.

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