Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is the proud publisher of fantastic authors and illustrators. Together we have won such prestigious awards as the Batchelder and Caldecott awards, placed many books on national and state reading lists, and touched the minds and hearts of children around the world.
Find out more about these talented men and women we like to call our own.
About Our Authors and Illustrators
Get to know Jean Leroy
Jean Leroy loved to read as a child, and, sure, he read plenty of books. But ask him what he loved reading most, and the answer isn't booksit's comic strips. Leroy was (and still is) a comic strip aficionado. He devoured French classics like Johan et Pirliout, Yakari, and Chlorophylle, and he still maintains that no child should be deterred from reading comics.
Of course, these days Leroy writes children's books, so he certainly endorses those too. After teaching in elementary schools for several years, Leroy began working full time as an author in 2010, and he's published more than 30 books. Many of those stories have been illustrated by Leroy's good friend Matthieu Maudet, and their collaborations carry some hints of the comics Leroy so deeply loves. Their charming humor and compact drama make them easy to read but delightfully pithy.
One such book is A Well-Mannered Young Wolf, a wry story about why manners matter. One morning, the young wolf in question eagerly sets out on his first hunting trip. But before he can devour his prey, he must honor their final wishes-even though would-be meals aren't quite as honorable as he is! Can common courtesy prove effective amidst the wild laws of nature? Find out in this hilarious new release from Leroy and Maudet.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
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