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Brian Floca

Biography

Brian Floca

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of LOCOMOTIVE, winner of the 2014 ALA Randolph Caldecott Medal and a 2014 ALA Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book. He has also written and illustrated MOONSHOT: THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11, LIGHTSHIP and THE RACECAR ALPHABET. He is the illustrator of the popular Poppy Stories series and has provided illustrations for several other novels. His books have received three Robert F. Sibert Honor awards, an Orbis Pictus Award, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, an ALA Randolph Caldecott Medal and have twice been selected for The New York Times annual 10 Best Illustrated Books list.

Brian was born and raised in Temple, Texas. He graduated from Brown University and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Brian Floca

Books by Brian Floca

written by Avi with illustrations by Brian Floca - Children's, Environment

In the computer game world of Bow Hunter --- Casey’s world --- there are no deaths, just kills. In the wolf world --- Nashoba’s world --- there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food. And when 13 year old Casey crosses their path, two very different approaches to hunting collide.

by Brian Floca - Picture

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!