Illustrator John Sandford

John Sandford has illustrated more than 60 books for children, including Persnickety’s Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig, Eve Bunting’s Moonstick―Seasons of the Sioux, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award book, The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold. To bring words to life, John uses different approaches for each story to evoke mood, place, and the personality of characters. John and his wife Frances live in Chicago, where is senior art director for children’s publisher Cricket Media. While fiddler crabs are not native to Chicago, John notes that the crab spirit pervades the Brown Line elevated train every morning. 

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