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David Small


David Small

David Small, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling STITCHES, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, the Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award. He and his wife, the writer Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

David Small

Books by David Small

Written by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by David Small - Children's 4-8, Fairy Tale, Nature
Written by Jennifer Armstrong with illustrations by David Small - Picture
Written by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small - Fiction, Picture
by David Small - Graphic Novel, Nonfiction

One day, David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the 14-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die.

In STITCHES, Small, the award-winning children’s illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David --- a highly anxious yet supremely talented child --- all too often became the unwitting object of his parents’ buried frustration and rage.

written by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small