JULIANNE MOORE is the author of four books for children, three of them about a girl named Freckleface Strawberry. Freckleface Strawberry is based on Julianne herself as a child. “I was tiny, too,” she says, “and where I got my freckles from was a mystery.” All three original Freckleface Strawberry books are illustrated by award-winning artist LeUyen Pham.
As well as appearing in a series of bestselling books, Freckleface Strawberry now stars in two interactive apps and a musical play. Ms. Moore is at work on new books about Freckleface Strawberry, for beginning readers, which will be published by Random House Children’s Books in their Step Into Reading imprint in spring 2015.
Julianne Moore is most recently the author of My Mom Is a Foreigner, but Not to Me, illustrated by Meilo So. In a glowing review, the NewYork Times wrote of the book: “Moore captures the children’s complicated mix of feelings: embarrassment, defiance, pride, appreciation and, most palpably, love.”
Ms. Moore’s love of reading started early; books were her constant companions as her military family moved from place to place. “I am a huge lover of literature and books have always played a central role in my life.” she says. “So the opportunity to participate in a world that holds so much meaning for me has just been tremendous.”
In her day job, Julianne Moore is an Academy Award-winning actor who is internationally admired for her luminous portrayals of complex and explosive characters on screen. She lives in New York City with her family.
Brenda Bowen represents Julianne Moore for select book projects only.
Photo by Brian Bowen Smith