Larry Verstraete

Larry Verstraete is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books of non-fiction for young and middle readers, many of which animate science or history by honing in on amazing facts. An active promoter of literacy, he is a frequent visitor to schools and libraries where he shares his enthusiasm for science, history, and writing. This year, he releases two fact books about innovation, and a visually stunning new book, Dinosaurs of the Deep (Turnstone), illustrated by paleoartist Julius Csotonyi and produced through a partnership with the Canadian Fossil Discover Centre, which brings to life the ancient marine creatures of the Western Interior Seaway. Verstraete lives in Winnipeg.