David McPhail





David McPhail

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born
in Newburyport, Massachusetts, The United States
June 30, 1940

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David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Mole Music in 2001. McPhail’s other books include First Flight, which the New York Times praised as “hilarious and helpful”; and Lost!, which was chosen as an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

McPhail has four children, three stepchildren, and is a proud grandfather. He is married to Jan Waldron, with whom he has written and illustrated sev...more


Average rating: 3.79 · 5,642 ratings · 1,224 reviews · 187 distinct works · Similar authors
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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Mole Music
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Edward and the Pirates
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Waddles
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2011
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The Teddy Bear
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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The Family Tree
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2012
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Santa's Book of Names
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Pig Pig Meets the Lion
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Weezer Changes the World
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2009
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Sisters
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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