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Erin E. Stead

Date of Birth 27-December-1982
Place of Birth Farmington Hills
(Michigan, United States of America, Metro Detroit, Oakland County)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Erin Stead
Profession Illustrator
Erin E. Stead is an American illustrator of children's books. She won the 2011 Caldecott Medal for the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book, recognizing her first publication, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Stead was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and met her husband, Philip Christian Stead in art class at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan. They married in September 2005 and moved to New York City where he worked at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. She worked at Books of Wonder bookstore and as an assistant to the creative director at HarperCollins Children's Books. After moving back to Ann Arbor they collaborated on A Sick Day for Amos McGee, about the day a zookeeper stays home because he is sick. It was his second book and her first. Philip wrote characters he felt would be perfect for Erin to illustrate. She used wood blocks for color work and pencil lines for detailing. Amos McGee was edited by Neal Porter at Roaring Brooks Press and named one of the "10 Best Illustrated Children's Books" for 2010 by The New York Times. Stead's second book, And Then It's Spring, written by Julie Fogliano, was a runner-up for the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award.

Awards by Erin E. Stead

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Caldecott Medal
Honored for : A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal A Sick Day for Amos McGee