Rebecca Caprara is a children's book author and illustrator. Her debut middle grade novel is The Magic of Melwick Orchard. 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 dancer, and continues to teach ballet and storytelling to young students.
The Magic of Melwick Orchard:
After more moves than they can count, Isa's family finally puts down roots. People in town are afraid of the abandoned orchard behind their home, but Isa and her sister Junie are happy to have acres of land to explore.
But when Junie gets sick, Isa's mom falls into a depression, and medical bills force Isa's dad to work more. No one notices that Isa's clothes are falling apart and her stomach is empty.
Out of frustration, Isa buries her out-grown sneakers in the orchard. The next day a sapling sprouts buds that bloom to reveal new shoes. Can Isa use this magical tree to save her family?