Profile Type: Artist
Page McBrier

Page McBrier is a teaching artist, writing consultant, and the author of 46 books for young readers. Her award-winning picture book, Beatrice’s Goat, is based on the true story of a young Ugandan girl who realized her dream of attending school after receiving a dairy goat from Heifer International and selling the extra milk to her neighbors to pay for school fees. The book spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, was featured on the Today Show, Oprah, and Good Morning America, and received numerous honors, including a Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award, a Children’s Africana Book Award and also a Christopher Award for a work that “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

Ms. McBrier grew up in Indianapolis and later, St. Louis, where she received her B.A in theater and education at Principia College. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to study acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Page began her career as a teaching artist in San Francisco and Fresno, CA, leading curriculum-centered theater workshops in various elementary schools. She then moved to New York where she continued to teach theater while embarking on a career writing children’s books.

In recent years, to complement Heifer International’s expanded global education curriculum, Page has traveled to Arkansas, China, Armenia, and Lithuania to research and write picture books that focus on themes of sustainability and community development. Her recent publication, One Cow and Counting, is a commemorative picture book for Heifer International’s 70th anniversary.

For the past 18 years, Ms. McBrier has been a designated Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Department of the Arts, for whom she conducts extensive writing workshops and residencies in schools throughout the state. In addition to her teaching, Ms. McBrier has a busy writing schedule. Her new middle grade novel, Abracadabra Tut, is an exciting time travel adventure to ancient Egypt.

To find out more about Page's programs or to buy her latest books, visit her facebook page, Twitter and/or blog through her website at

I Have Worked With

  • May 2012

    I helped produce a teacher in-service workshop that was held at Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk. 


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
teaching artist/author of books for young readers
Mailing Address: 
24 Crockett Street
Norwalk, CT 06853
Physical Address: 
24 Crockett Street
Norwalk, CT 06853
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Theater - General
Populations Served: 
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Curriculum Development
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Society for Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators
Harry Chapin Media Award
Christopher Award
Oprah's Top 25 Children's Books 2001
IRDA 2015 Best Children's Book Award for Abracadabra Tut
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Connecticut Teaching Artist - Integrating Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
Certifications / Training: 
BA degree in theater and education (Principia College)
Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, NYC
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: