Can you believe it? David McPhail is coming to Conway! He will talk about his life and work as well as give a drawing demonstration, all in celebration of his new book, Truffle, which will be available for purchase and signing, with help from White Birch Books in North Conway. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet a very accomplished children's book creator up close and personal! http://davidmcphailillustrations.com/index.html
David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. His first book was “The RUNJUMPBUMB Book” by Robert Brooks – published by Little Brown and Company, Boston. Later that same year (1971), the first of his own stories was published. It is titled “In the Summer I Go Fishing” published by Addison-Wesley Press. In 1972, “The Bear’s Toothache” was published by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Thus began a wonderful and all-too-brief association with Emilie McLeod, Editor Extraordinaire, who published some his favorite (of his own) stories, including “Henry Bear’s Park” and “Pig Pig Grows Up”. He has continued to write and illustrate and there are now well over 100 books with his name on them.