Faculty

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of more than twenty books for young readers, including Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, Always by Ann Stott, Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, 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 in the 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 graphic novel Bluffton was awarded the 2014 Jefferson Cup from the Virginia Library Association and received three Eisner nominations, including Best Graphic Album.