Matt Phelan





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Matt Phelan made his illustrating debut with Betty G. Birney’s The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster). Since then he has illustrated many picture books and novels for young readers, including Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli (Dial), Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle (Harcourt), and The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Simon & Schuster) winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal.

Matt studied film and theater in college with the goal of one day writing and directing movies. But his first love was always drawing, and the more he saw the wonderful world of children’s books, the more he realized that this was the place for him. Being an illustrator is in many ways like being an actor, director, cinematographer, cos
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Published on October 29, 2014 08:07
Average rating: 3.88 · 8,498 ratings · 1,852 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
The Storm in the Barn
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,841 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Around the World
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,288 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Bluffton: My Summers with B...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,131 ratings — published 2013
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Druthers
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2014
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Flora's Very Windy Day
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 713 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Xander's Panda Party
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Spilling Ink: A Young Write...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Where I Live
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 8,348 ratings — published 2006 — 19 editions
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“As I always say: If you want to do it, you can do it. The question is: Do you want to do it?

―Nellie Bly”
Matt Phelan, Around the World

“I wish I were a rose...that you might wear me for a buttonhole bouquet on your journey. But I wonder...would you throw the rose away when it faded?”
Matt Phelan, Around the World

“Buster never cracks a smile. Ever. No matter what. That’s what really makes it funny.”
Matt Phelan, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton

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