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Author & Illustrator

Gilbert Ford

http://www.gilbertford.com

Biography

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.

Mysterious Messenger
Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip
Itch!
Ambrose Deception
How the Cookie Crumbled
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Mysterious Messenger

Books by Gilbert Ford

    Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
    Kathryn Gibbs Davis, Gilbert Ford
    How the Cookie Crumbled
    Gilbert Ford
    The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring
    Gilbert Ford, Greg Endries
    Itch!
    Anita Sanchez, Gilbert Ford
    Ambrose Deception
    Gilbert Ford
    Mysterious Messenger
    Gilbert Ford

Book Stats

3
Authored
6
Illustrated
4
Collaborators

All Gilbert Ford Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020Mysterious MessengerGilbert Ford320
2020Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road TripSarah Glenn MarshGilbert Ford48
2018Itch!Anita SanchezGilbert Ford80
2018Ambrose DeceptionGilbert Ford368
2017How the Cookie CrumbledGilbert FordGilbert Ford40
2016The Marvelous Thing That Came from a SpringGilbert FordGilbert FordGreg Endries40
2014Mr. Ferris and His WheelKathryn Gibbs DavisGilbert Ford40

Collaborators

Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Greg Endries
Anita Sanchez
Sarah Glenn Marsh

Book Dedications by Gilbert Ford

  • To Leo, may your life be filled with adventure and play
    The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring