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About Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is Erin E. Stead’s husband and the author of the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee.

Studio Views: What a Find!

A long time ago, long before I could call myself a bookmaker, I was just a lowly college student in Ann Arbor working toward my degree in art from the University of Michigan. I like to tell people, though, that my real education came from a ramshackle bookstore a few blocks off campus called Kaleidoscope […]

Erin E. Stead (2011 Caldecott profile by Philip C. Stead)

We had no intention of bringing a dog home that day. Erin just needed cheering up, and what better way than rows and rows of wagging tails at the Baltimore SPCA? I was in town from Ann Arbor visiting Erin for the weekend. But our visit had been sidetracked when the phone rang. It was […]