has created many picture
books, including the wildly popular Five Little Monkeys series,
and two books about Emma, the Desperate
She and her husband, Ahren, live in East
Dummerston, Vermont. To learn more about Eileen and her
books, please visit www.christelow.com.
Eileen Christelow was born in Washington,
D.C. and grew up in a family of avid readers. It was in high school
that she first made the leap from reader to writer, publishing her
first stories in her high school''s magazine.
After studying art history and drawing in college, she
discovered a love of photography and began building a career as a
photographer. Her interest in children''s books was always strong,
and after the birth of her daughter, she began thinking about
writing one of her own. Her first book, Henry and the Red
Stripes, was published in 1981.
Since then, she has written and illustrated numerous
best-selling picture books including ten popular books about
the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog,
She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont,
and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.com