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 Synne Lea
Synne Lea didn't much like reading when she was a child. She didn't much like writing either. (In fact, she had her sister write some of her school assignments for her.) What she liked most was running through the woods. That all changed, though, when she fell ill one year and couldn't go running. She needed a way to experience life without leaving her bed and she found that in writing and reading poetry.
Lea is now an award-winning poet and children's author living in Norway. Her newest book of poems is Night Guard, a collection for children illustrated by fellow Norwegian Stian Hole (Anna's Heaven, Garmann's Summer.) Lea's hope is that in Night Guard, children will find what she has found in poetry: a way to experience something new to wonder at it without the need to understand it completely. Central to the book are themes of family and friendship, which readers of all ages will be able both to recognize and to see afresh.
Learn more about Synne Lea and her new book in her Five Questions interview on Eerdlings.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
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