Our Father
Written by Barbara Nascimbeni and Rainer Oberthur
The Blue Jackal
Written by Dileep Joshi and Shobha Viswanath
Night Guard
Written by Stian Hole and Synne Lea
Written by Matt Ottley and Danny Parker
Samira and the Skeletons
Written by Camilla Kuhn
Mom, There's a Bear at the Door
Written by Sabine Lipan and Manuela Olten
One Big Family
Written by Marc Harshman and Sara Palacios

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.

Matthieu Maudet didn’t pay much attention in class, and everything still turned out all right for him. As a child growing up in Nantes, France, Maudet loved to doodle in the margins of his notebooks. What started as a distraction became a hobby, which eventually became a career. Matthieu is now a professional illustrator with more than twenty children’s books to his name.

Matthieu’s career took off in 2005 when he began collaborating with author Jean Leroy. Their partnership has produced a host of fun, funny, and endearing titles, including A Well-Mannered Young Wolf, now available from EBYR.

A Well-Mannered Young Wolf shows off the quirky, playful, and often mischievous humor characteristic of Maudet’s work. Through the subtle crafting of expressions and gestures, as well as the deft use of color, Maudet creates simple but dynamic figures—often engaged in some kind of hijinks. The result in A Well-Mannered Young Wolf is a hilarious story about why manners matter, even when one is doing something that isn’t so polite.

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