Philip C. Stead


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in Farmington Hills, MI, The United States
December 27, 1982

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Philip C. Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Together with Erin, he also created Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award honor book. Philip, also an artist, has written and illustrated several of his own books including Hello, My Name is Ruby, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, A Home for Bird, and his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, which was applauded by School Library Journal for “its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation.” Philip lives with Erin and their dog, Wednesday, in a 100-year-old barn ...more

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Announcing the Winners!

I am now very pleased to announce the winners of our Special Delivery art raffle. Together we have raised over $5000 for children’s literacy campaigns worldwide (and a few dollars for The Elephant Sanctuary, too)! Over a dozen non-profits received unexpected donations this month thanks to your generosity. These non-profits ranged from Hawaii to Rwanda and pretty much everywhere else in between....

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Published on March 31, 2015 05:57
Average rating: 4.09 · 33,301 ratings · 5,239 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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4.27 avg rating — 18,149 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Bear Has a Story to Tell

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4.05 avg rating — 3,789 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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A Home for Bird

4.05 avg rating — 2,072 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Lenny & Lucy

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3.89 avg rating — 1,732 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Ideas Are All Around

3.65 avg rating — 1,187 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Hello, My Name is Ruby

3.66 avg rating — 1,119 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Special Delivery

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3.77 avg rating — 833 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Sebastian and the Balloon

3.62 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Samson in the Snow

3.79 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

3.54 avg rating — 503 ratings — published 2011
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“You're getting too old for a stuffed animal. So we traded your bear for a toaster.”
Philip C. Stead, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

“There are many accidents of biology that are beyond our control. Some of us are short, some of us are tall. Some of us are weak, some of us are strong. Thankfully, though, personalities are not born ugly; they are learned ugly.”
Philip Stead, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

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