The Geese March in Step
Written by Jean-Francois Dumont
A Less Than Perfect Peace
Written by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan
A Pond Full of Ink
Written by Sieb Posthuma and Annie M.G. Schmidt
The War within These Walls
Written by Aline Sax and Caryl Strzelecki
Little Naomi, Little Chick
Written by Avirama Golan and Raaya Karas
Friends of Liberty
Written by Beatrice Gormley
Ready and Waiting for You
Written by Judi Moreillon and Catherine Stock
A Girl Called Problem
Written by Katie Quirk
Written by Joe Lawlor
The Chickens Build a Wall
Written by Jean-Francois Dumont

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.

Giuliano Ferri

Giuliano Ferri, a native and resident of Presaro Italy, has been lauded and his work exhibited around the globe, including exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago and the prestigious Bologna Children's Book Fair. It might be surprising, then, to discover that Ferri coaches people in how to come up with and execute illustrations, or that he participates in dramatizations of his stories for children, or that he works as an animator with young people who have disabilities, using drama and comedy as therapy.

Then again, perhaps it is not so surprising if you read the stories to which Ferri lends his brush. The story of Saint Nicholas, for example, is the story of a man whose generosity and care for the poor became the stuff of legend. This is a man who gave his inheritance to protect the daughters of a desperate man from being sold into slavery.

Ferri's training specialized in animation, which is evident from the simplicity and movement of his high-contrast, richly-textured illustrations in books like JesusJonah's Whale, and of course, The Legend of Saint Nicholas.


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