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Biography

Leigh Grant was born in Greenwich, CT. In 1982, she married John Antony (Tony) Doumlele, Jr. They have two children: Nicholas and Kyra.

 

          EDUCATION

1965  Graduation from Greenwich Academy

1967  Hollins Abroad in Paris

1969  Graduation from Hollins College (now University) – BA Art History

1971  Graduation from Pratt Institute – BFA cum laude

2009  NYU Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts

 

         ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (LONDON)

1972  The Year of the Badger (Burkett, MacMillan)

          Playing Ball (Heineman)

          Mary Mary (Collins) – two of series

 

        ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (UNITED STATES)

1974  I'm Moving (Hickman, Abingdon)

          Naomi in the Middle (Klein, Dial)

          Secret Box Mystery (Nixon, Putnam)

1975  Why Couldn't I Be an Only Kid Like You, Wigger (Hazen, Atheneum)

          The Jolly Witch (Burch, Dutton)

          What If A Lion Eats Me and I Fall Into A Hippopotamus' Mudhole?

          (Hanlon, Delacorte)

1976  Isn't It A Wonder? (Goddard, Abingdon)

1977  Small Bear's Birthday Party (Holl, Garrard)

          Kid Power (Pfeffer, Franklin Watts)

          Small Bear's Busy Day (Holl, Garrard)

1978  It Can't Hurt Forever (Singer, Harper & Row)

          Mystery at Fire Island (Four Winds

          Sleep and Dreams (Franklin Watts)

          Smallest Life Around Us (Anderson, Crown) – Best Science Book

          For Young Readers - N Y Academy of Sciences

          Where Will All The Animals Go? (Holaves, Golden Books)

1979  Friends Are Like That (Bank Street Anthology, Crowell)

          Mystery of the Runaway Sled (Frost, Troll)

1980  Whose House Is It? (Hopf, Dodd Mead)

1982  Tarantulas on the Brain (Singer, Harper & Row)

          Wonders of the Pond (Sabin, Troll)

1983  The Lion Upstairs ((Krensky, Atheneum)

1984  Kenny Wild's Hair (Greeson, Franklin Watts)

          Ringo, the Robber Raccoon (Leslie, Dodd Mead)

1988  Mother Goose Rhymes for All Times (retold by Corey, Warner Jr.)

1989  Shoeshine Girl (Bulla, Crowell)

 

          WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY LEIGH GRANT

1995  The Twelve Days of Christmas: A History and Celebration

         Steven Dohanos Award for Our Own Show 1995

         Book of the Month Club selection

         Appearance on the Christmas Today Show with Katie Couric

 

         POP-UP BOOKS – CO-WRITTEN WITH SUSIE ELWES, EDITOR

1995  Rome – A Fold-out History (International by different publishers)

2007  Amazing Egypt Pop-o-rama (International by different publishers)

 

          ARTICLE

2008  Preserving the Merritt Parkway, Hog River Journal, pg. 57

 

          PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Illustrators (artist member)

National League of American Pen Women (writer member)

Silvermine Group of Artists (artist member)

Appraisers Association of America (associate member)

Author's Guild (writer member)

 

          HER WRITING

As an appraiser of fine art, Leigh Grant writes frequently for private clients. Mask of Dreams is her debut novel.