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Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Honor Book. Books that he has written and illustrated include Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, A Home for Bird, Hello, My Name Is Ruby, Lenny and Lucy, and Sebastian and the Balloon which received three starred reviews and was lauded by Kirkus as being “full of whimsy, heart and delight.” Philip lives with his wife, illustrator Erin E. Stead, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Erin E. Stead

Erin E. Stead is the illustrator of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Honor Book. She has also illustrated acclaimed picture books And Then it’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, which Booklist called “breathtaking” in a starred review. She also illustrated the forthcoming Lenny & Lucy, written by her husband Philip Stead. She and Philip live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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