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 Davide Cali
Davide Cali looks, well, artistic. His creative nature inspires his creative look, and at least in one particular case, his look inspired a particular creation. Cali likes to wear rings, and he often buys them when he travels to new places. One day he found a ring that looked like a miniature crownand that sparked the story that became The Queen of the Frogs.
This enchanting modern fable, reminiscent of Aesop’s fables, tells the story of a frog who finds a “crown” at the bottom of the pond and is instantly pronounced a queen. She starts doing what queens domaking demands and expecting others to serve herbut soon her subjects start to question her authority. Humorous but with a serious edge, this book reflects Cali’s penchant for entertaining stories that ask important questions.
Cali is a Swiss-born children’s author who currently lives in Italy. He began his career in 1994 as a cartoonist for the Italian magazine Linus, and began writing for children in 2000. Since then he’s published more than twenty books for young readers. He loves to travel and play guitar, and he also serves as the art director for a London-based agency.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
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