From picture books to novels
Mary Casanova writes books
that children love to read!
Mary Casanova
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's
author of novels and picture books. Many of her
books stem from her life on the Minnesota-

Canadian border; yet some of her stories have
taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize
for research. Whatever the setting for her books,
Casanova writes stories that matter--and stories
that kids can't put down.

Her book awards include: American Library
Association "Notable," Aesop Accolades by the
American Folklore Society, Parents' Choice "Gold"
Award, Booklist Editor Choice, and two Minnesota
Book Awards. Her books frequently land on state
children's choice book master lists across the
country. "The greatest reward for me," Casanova
states, "is when a young reader tells me she or he
loves one of my books. For me, it's all about
communicating writer-to-reader through a character
and story."