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National Book Festival

Philip C. Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2010. It was illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Philip, also an artist, has written and illustrated several of his own books, including “Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat,” “A Home for Bird” and his debut, “Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast.” Philip and his wife have just published “Bear Has a Story to Tell” (Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Philip C. Stead

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