Olivier Dunrea

Born:  Olivier Dunrea was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1953

Meet the author:  http://www.olivierdunrea.com/


Author bio:  http://www.olivierdunrea.com/about.html

“The middle child of four, Dunrea was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1953, and grew up in a busy household full of siblings and pets. “As a child my major fascination was with farm animals and rocks,” the author/illustrator once explained. “Most of my time was spent either taking care of livestock on our homestead or drawing them and making up stories about them. Chickens, geese and pigs are my favorites.” Dunrea was the only person in his family to attend college, earning a master of arts degree in theater arts and music. For five years, he worked as a professional actor, singer, and dancer, and also designed stage sets and costumes.

Beginning in the late 1970s, Dunrea made several trips to Scotland, the Orkney Islands, and the Outer Hebrides islands, where he researched—including sketching, painting, and photographing—ancient monuments. As Dunrea explained, “the world seems so very complicated—to both children and adults alike. My fascination is with the ancient past, when things were more mysterious, more magical, and more permanent. Therefore, my favorite kind of stories to write and illustrate usually center around my own characters that I’ve created from my imagination. They live in a prehistoric, stony setting.”—from https://biography.jrank.org/pages/1590/Dunrea-Olivier-Jean-Paul-Dominique-1953.html


His books:  https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/olivier-dunrea/273199/

Gossie and Friends series


Gossie and Gertie



Gideon and Otto


Gemma and Gus

Jasper and Joop



Ruby and Rufus

Ollie’s Easter Eggs

Ollie the Stomper

Merry Christmas Ollie

Ollie’s Halloween


Contact Olivier Dunrea:  [email protected]