Dan Santat

Dan Santat

As the 2015 winner of the Caldecott Medal for his work on The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Dan Santat joins a legion of award-winning authors and illustrators to grace the stages of the Children's Festival of Reading. Before winning the biggest of all prizes in his field, Santat wrote and illustrated the equally excellent graphic novel Sidekicks and the picture book The Guild of Geniuses. In addition to his print work, Mr. Santat is also the creator of the Disney animated show The Replacements. Some of his most recent work includes the new illustrations for the reissued Ricky Ricotta series written by Dav Pilkey, a contribution to the comic collection Comics Squad: Recess!, and Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom (sequel to Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies) written by Andrea Beaty. Mr. Santat lives in Southern California with his family where the humidity is laughable. 

We are thrilled to welcome him to real humidity and the 11th Annual Children's Festival of Reading.