Holman, Doris (1937 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Illustrator

Doris Anne Holman (born 18 Oct. 1937) grew up in Chevy Chase Maryland in 1970. She graduated from Goucher College in 1959 and later earned a Master's in Reading from Loyola College. In 1970 she moved to Wayne, Maine and taught in the Monmouth school system for 27 years. Now she divides her time between Zephyr Hills, Florida and Harpswell, Maine. Although her education and career focused on teaching and reading, art is her passion. She is a watercolor artist and owns the "Round the Corner Art Gallery" on Orr's Island. Holman published her first book, Come With Me to the Sea (1998), as a way to introduce her grandchildren to the ocean. The illustrations were painted at Reid State Park and Popham Beach.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Great Egret (1999)
  • Watercolor Sparkles (2001)
  • Ollie, The Little Burrowing Owl (2001)
  • Harry, the Great Blue Heron (2002)
  • Come with Me to the Pond (2004), a book in verse about inland Maine in the summer
  • The Old Fisherman and the Pelican (2005)