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.
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Get to know Cassandre Maxwell
Cassandre Maxwell was researching a fascinating animal the red panda when she discovered something, or rather someone, even more fascinating: Abraham Dee Bartlett. Bartlett was the first to introduce the red panda to the Western world, but that was just the start: he introduced an entirely new way of thinking about animals in the West.
Maxwell shares the amazing story of Bartlett and his innovative care for creatures in Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo. Her dynamic paper collage illustrations galvanize her written biography of Bartlett, which is full of lively anecdotes from his time as London Zoo superintendent.
Cassandre Maxwell is an author and illustrator who, just like Abraham Dee Bartlett, is an animal lover. She is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, an instructor at Cabrini College in Pennsylvania, and the recipient of multiple SCBWI awards. Her very first story, written in the fifth grade, was about a string bean that married a celery stalk and had lots of celery strings. “Humble beginnings,” as she describes it, “but a spark was ignited.”
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