Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is a writer and an illustrator and also a full time art director of children’s books. She loves watching television, reading really long books about US Presidents, and Pomeranian dogs. She was born in Canada, raised in upstate New York, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.

Books by this Author

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 are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Kate" Ben Folds Five, "This Flight Tonight" Joni Mitchell, "Too Close" Next, "Tonight" West Side Story, "Summer Feeling" Jonathan Richman.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to play the banjo or accordian. Really.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Warmth, intelligence, and self-awareness.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

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