Outside with Literati: Philip & Erin Stead

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 4:30pm


We're pleased to welcome Philip and Erin Stead to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in support of AMOS McGEE MISSES THE BUS. This informal reception and celebration will feature refreshments (cider and donuts while they last!) and a book signing line where you can have your book inscribed.

One ticket includes: admission for your family (up to 4 persons), a hardcover copy AMOS McGEE MISSES THE BUS (and a special, limited handmade woodblock print!), and access to the signing line. Additional copies will be available for sale at the event.

Covid protocols for the safety and comfort of all will be sent to all guests ahead of the event. Masks for adults and young people old enough to tolerate them will be required for the signing line. Additional details and instructors to ensure the safety and comfort of all will be sent to guests ahead of the event.

About the book: Hooray! Our good friends are back!

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo!

Now he knows he won't have time for the surprise he planned for his friends. Unless... perhaps his friends can step in and help him out.

Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we are reunited with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator, Erin E. Stead.

Philip C. Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning 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 (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by School Library Journal for "its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation." Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Erin E. Stead has illustrated several children's books with her husband, Philip C. Stead. Their first picture book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, won the Caldecott Medal. She has also illustrated And Then It's Spring (written by Julie Fogliano) and contributed to Eric Carle's What's Your Favorite Animal? The Steads divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.

Event address: 
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Ann Arbor, MI 48104