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 Anna Egan Smucker
One day perhaps it was April 26th, National Pretzel Day Anna Egan Smucker came upon a few sentences describing the legendary origin of the pretzel. It seemed like a delicious topic, so Smucker registered it in her “ideas” file and kept researching. Reading everything she could, not only on the “invention” of the pretzel, but on its history through the ages as well, Smucker crafted the story of Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born.
Smucker is the author of numerous books for children, many of them based on historical events, places, and characters. In addition to her book writing, she gives author presentations and conducts writing workshops throughout the country, and several of her poems have been published in anthologies. Smucker proudly makes her home in West Virginia; in 2005, she received the West Virginia Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award in Children’s Literature.
Learn more about Anna Egan Smucker on her website, www.annasmucker.com.
For Our Authors and Illustrators
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