Robin Rector Krupp
Writer, Illustrator, Educator
Robin Rector Krupp says of herself, "I am an artist who also writes...likes to dress up...is a teacher and veteran traveler...works with and is married to Ed Krupp, the Director of the Griffith Observatory...is thankful to be doing children's books..."
Yes, Robin writes and illustrates books for children. Three of these books on astronomy have been done with her husband, Dr. Ed Krupp. Their first book, The Comet and You, won the American Institute Best Science Award, the first time the prize has ever been awarded to a children's book. The book also won the "Best Work of Nonfiction Award" from the Southern California Council for Literature for Young People.
Other joint Krupp titles include The Moon and You and The Big Dipper and You, which was selected as "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children" by the Children's Book Council.
Robin has written and illustrated Get Set to Wreck!, Let's Go Traveling in Mexico, and Let's Go Traveling! The latter was chosen to be in the Crown Collection, one of the 25 book read in Christian schools across the U.S.
Additionally, Robin presents school shows across America. She wears a costume, demonstrates drawing, gets children to help her on stage as she explains the process of writing and illustrating books. For nearly 30 years Robin has been teaching and lecturing throughout the world, including prop plane visits to tiny Yu'pik Eskimo schools. For twelve years she has visited schools throughout the country, often in costume, presenting programs to over 150,000 children.
Adults also benefit from Robin's knowledge and experience. She has taught drawing and design at Pierce College, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and California State University at Northridge. Currently she offers seminars in Book Illustration at Associates in Art in Van Nuys, California.
She has been chosen twice to do the Summer Reading artwork for over 65.000 children in the Metropolitan Cooperative Library Systems, which includes Los Angeles and 29 other cities. Robin served a 4 year post as Advisory member of the Southern California Children's Booksellers Association. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for California Readers, which brings together authors, books, and Los Angeles public schools.
Women's International Center proudly acknowledges the art, artistry, creativity and educational outreach of Robin Rector Krupp with the 1998 Living Legacy Award. Yes, Robin is an artist who writes and likes to dress up.
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