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Matt Phelan

Biography

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including FLORA'S VERY WINDY DAY by Jeanne Birdsall and THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron, winner of the 2007 Newbery Medal. He is the author/illustrator of the graphic novel THE STORM INT HE BARN, which won the 2010 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. His second graphic novel AROUND THE WORLD received the 2012 Carolyn W.Field Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association and two Eisner Award nominations. His third graphic novel, BLUFFTON, is about summertime, vaudeville, and the young Buster Keaton. His latest picture book is XANDER'S PANDA PARTY by Linda Sue Park (September 2013). Matt lives with his family in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Matt Phelan

Books by Matt Phelan

by Matt Phelan - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another. . .More Beautiful . . . KILL." 
written and illustrated by Matt Phelan - Graphic Novel
written by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan