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 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 Jesus, Jonah's Whale, and of course, The Legend of Saint Nicholas.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
If you already publish your children's book or young adult literature with us or are hoping to publish with us, please visit our special “For Authors” page
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