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Matt Phelan will visit wallingford elementary School students on December 14, 2023 


Matt Phelan is an award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, middle grade novels, and graphic novels for young readers.

Matt has received the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction (The Storm in the Barn), the Carolyn Field Award (Around the World and Snow White), the Jefferson Cup (Bluffton), and has been nominated for five Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best writer/artist and best new graphic album for Bluffton. In 2014, Matt was awarded the Free Library of Philadelphia/Drexel University Children’s Literature Citation.

In addition to his own books, Matt has illustrated many books by renowned authors, including Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen, Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, and The Higher Power of Lucky (winner of a Newbery Medal) by Susan Patron. 

Signed copies of select titles are available to order until November 30th 

Each book will be signed and sent home with your child, so please be sure to fill out the student name, grade, and teacher fields. Purchased books will be provided by Children's Book World and the PTO will receive a portion from our sales towards the Visiting Authors program at WES! 

Favorites from Matt Phelan:

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