Picture of author.

Matt Phelan

Author of The Storm in the Barn

17+ Works 1,727 Members 166 Reviews

Works by Matt Phelan

The Storm in the Barn (2009) 502 copies
Snow White: A Graphic Novel (2016) 306 copies
Around the World (2011) 261 copies
Knights vs. Dinosaurs (2018) 114 copies
Turtle Walk (2020) 53 copies
Pignic (2018) 42 copies
Druthers (2014) 36 copies
Knights vs. Monsters (2019) 33 copies
Sweater Weather (2021) 33 copies
Leave It to Plum! (2022) 21 copies
A Snow Day for Plum! (2023) 14 copies

Associated Works

The Higher Power of Lucky (2006) — Illustrator — 2,387 copies
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs (2005) — Illustrator, some editions — 676 copies
Flora's Very Windy Day (2010) — Illustrator — 419 copies
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 340 copies
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook (2010) — Illustrator — 333 copies
Xander's Panda Party (2013) — Illustrator — 213 copies
The New Girl . . . and Me (2006) — Illustrator — 196 copies
Lucky Breaks (2009) — Illustrator, some editions — 190 copies
Very Hairy Bear (2007) — Illustrator — 177 copies
Where I Live (2007) — Illustrator — 155 copies
A Box Full of Kittens (2007) — Illustrator — 126 copies
Marilyn's Monster (2015) — Illustrator — 105 copies
Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington (1883) — Illustrator — 96 copies
Always (2008) — Illustrator — 93 copies
A Kite for Moon (2019) — Illustrator — 83 copies
Two of a Kind (2009) — Illustrator — 65 copies
Comics Squad #3: Detention! (2017) — Author — 62 copies
Miss Emily (2014) — Illustrator — 52 copies
Little Robot Alone (2018) — Illustrator — 34 copies
I'll Be There (2011) — Illustrator — 31 copies
Rosa Farm (2006) — Illustrator — 24 copies
What Are You Waiting For? (2017) — Illustrator — 20 copies
Floridius Bloom and The Planet of Gloom (2007) — Illustrator — 18 copies

Tagged

Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1970
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Agent
Rebecca Sherman
Short biography
Matt Phelan has worked in the film industry and illustrated a number of books for children, including the Newbery Medal winner THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY, THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SASSAFRAS SPRINGS, and THE NEW GIRL . . . AND ME. He lives in Philadelphia.

Members

Reviews

Maybe one of the funniest kids books i have read this year. a joy.
 
Flagged
mslibrarynerd | 3 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
A truly cool and original retelling of the classic fairy tale. It's a quick read with few words, but worth reading more than once to put it all together.
 
Flagged
LibrarianDest | 34 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
There are some haunting images in this tall tale about a boy facing down the terror of the Dust Bowl. But it didn't feel like a satsifying story to me. I liked the connections to the Wizard of Oz, tall tales, and the detail about the jackrabbits--but I never really got into it. Maybe I read it too fast (I tend to do that with graphic novels). Or maybe first-time author Matt Phelan overused familiar tropes: the disappointed father, the sickly but brave sister, the kindly storekeeper who protects our hero from one-dimensional bullies. The art was great, but a story like this could have had a lot more depth. I felt like it ended before it really began.… (more)
 
Flagged
LibrarianDest | 59 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
Okay, I loved so much about this book. I didn’t even realize it was set in the 1920s until I started reading, but I loved the setting. It was a nice twist. I loved everything about the illustrations: how color was incorporated, how sketchy the drawings were until the end, and how creepy the evil queen “stepmother” was even when she was seen to be the most beautiful. I loved how she had an entire room with just mirrors. Her character was very well done. I loved how Snow White had an actual name and was given a bit more of a character. I also liked that her coffin ended up being a display window at Macy’s Department Store. Overall, the graphic novel was very creative and well done, in my opinion.… (more)
 
Flagged
TimeLord10SPW | 34 other reviews | Jul 4, 2023 |

Lists

Awards

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Statistics

Works
17
Also by
25
Members
1,727
Popularity
#14,887
Rating
3.8
Reviews
166
ISBNs
74
Languages
2

Charts & Graphs