F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy (Alicante, Spain, 1946) is the author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, fictional narrative, biographies, and art as well as of pedagogical books in the areas of Language Arts and English as a Second Language. Her work aims at providing children keys to interpret the world in a fun, challenging, and affirmative way. She is a frequent speaker in national and international conferences on issues of Transformative Education, Second Language Acquisition and Authentic Writing.

Campoy was born in Alicante, Spain on June 24, 1946, the daughter of María and Diego Campoy, an English professor. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and is fluent in Spanish, Catalonian, English and French. Isabel can translate Italian and Portuguese. She is a student of Arab, and Russian.

After receiving a Licenciatura in English Philology at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), Isabel pursued graduate studies at Reading University (England) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain).

Isabel worked as the senior acquisitions’ editor for foreign languages in the College Division of Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company (Boston, MA) from 1981 to 1993. Since 1994 she has been an author of several K-6 Spanish Reading Programs for grades K to 6 [Cielo abierto, Vamos de fiesta, Trofeos, Villacuentos, Senderos, Excursiones en California] as well as a Program of English as a Second Language [Moving Into English] all published by Harcourt Brace (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

She is the co-author of Gateways to the Sun / Puertas al Sol, a collection of 35 books for children about different aspects of the Hispanic culture. She has edited a number of anthologies of traditional folklore, poetry and plays.

Isabel is also the individual author of multiple books. Her extensive writing, of over 150 titles, has been recognized with the Laureate Award from San Francisco Public Library, the Reading the World Award, the Junior Library Guild Award, among others. She is a member of the American Academy of Poets, and the North American Academy of Spanish Language as well as of several organizations for the advancement of multicultural awareness and world peace.

To learn more about Isabel Campoy and to see her work, visit her website at: http://isabelcampoy.com/