Author & Illustrator

Gilbert Ford


Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating educational puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he has illustrated many New York Times best selling middle grade novels and also award-winning picture books.

In 2015 he received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author/ illustrator of the non-fiction picture books The Marvelous Thing That Came From A Spring and How The Cookie Crumbled, both published by Atheneum. He is also the author/illustrator of his debut middle grade novel, Kindred Spirits, to be published by Macmillan/Ottaviano in 2020.

Most Popular Gilbert Ford Books

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel book
historical figures
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
cookies · inventions · cooking · baking
How the Cookie Crumbled
science · the body · anatomy

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Books Stats

2Authored & Illustrated

Most Recent Book

female role models · historical figures · cars · travel · America
Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip

Highest Rated Book

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel book
historical figures
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

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