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 Helen Cann
Helen Cann is a fine artist and illustrator, who collaborated with poet anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins for the book of Christmas poetry, Manger. On her website, she writes, “I've worked in studios of all shapes including a stable mews with a chocolaterie next door, an old co-op meat storage building complete with hooks still in the ceiling and currently above a milkshake shop in seaside Brighton, UK.” She is the illustrator of more than thirty books and winner of many awards, including Publishers Weekly’s 2002 Best Religion Books for Children and Bank Street College’s 2003 Best Children’s Books of the Year for Brigid’s Cloak (with Bryce Milligan).
Manger is a delightful take on the old legend that at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the ability to speak for one hour. This book brings together a collection of Christmas poems from the perspectives of the animals as they react in their characteristic ways. Helen Cann has carefully rendered beautifully detailed, lifelike animals for each poem, each animal face somehow filled with intelligence and personality. Her artwork is rich in color and composition a feast for the eyes. You can view spreads from the book in the gallery on her website.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
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