Marta Magellan was born in Brazil, and her love of nature is reflected in her books. She has written award-winning nonfiction books about animals for children, books for the educational market, and magazine and newspaper articles for adults. A former full professor at Miami Dade College, she taught Creative Writing, English Composition, Survey of Children’s Literature, and Issues in Literature and Culture. She was adviser to the college’s award-winning literary magazine from 2001 to 2016, receiving the national 2013 Distinguished Adviser Award. She leads a Florida children's writer critique group in Miami and travels into wild places to watch birds and other creatures whenever possible.
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