Rebecca Caprara is a children's book author and illustrator. Her debut middle grade novel, THE MAGIC OF MELWICK ORCHARD (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner) was selected as a 2019 "Must Read" by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Her next novel, WORST-CASE COLLIN, will be published by Charlesbridge in 2021.
Rebecca graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture for several years, before shifting her focus from bricks to books. An avid globetrotter, she has traveled to over 50 countries, and has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots in Massachusetts with her family.
Rebecca is also a classically trained ballet dancer, and continues to teach creative movement and storytelling to young students.
In 2017, she received the Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Manuscript Scholarship, as well as the Jane Yolen Scholarship from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.