David McPhail

David McPhail published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No! and The Abandoned Lighthouse, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.


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My Mother Goose

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press

All your favorite nursery rhymes, songs, and concepts illustrated by popular artist David McPhail--the perfect shower, birthday, or Christmas gift for babies...


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The Family Tree

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Henry Holt and Co.

A man in the 1800s comes upon a beautiful forest and decides to build his home there. When he clears the land, he leaves one special tree to grace his front...


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The Abandoned Lighthouse

by Albert Lamb, illustrated by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press

A captivating daydream of a tale from illustrator David McPhail who has spent a career bringing childhood whimsy to life. What happens when a bear, a boy,...


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Emily Stew

Thomas Rockwell; illustrated by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press

This poetry mixes childhood emotions with a generous portion of imagination to make a quirky, sweet collection that has the flavor of Robert Louis Stevenson,...


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No!
No!

written & illustrated by David McPhail
Roaring Brook Press

ONE POWERFUL WORD Standing up to bullies of all kinds in a poignant tale. The word "No" repeated three times is the only thing said in this otherwise...


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Boy on the Brink

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Henry Holt and Co.

That night there was a storm. Thunder shook the boy’s bed and sent it flying . . . and when it landed, the bed was transformed into a world of mountains and...


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The Teddy Bear

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Square Fish

The little boy and his teddy bear were always together. Every night, when the little boy went to sleep, his teddy bear was right there next to him. When...


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Little Horse

Betsy Byars; Illustrated by David McPhail
Henry Holt and Co.

Can Little Horse find his place in the big world? After accidentally falling into a stream, Little Horse fights the swift current that carries him farther...


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Mole Music

David McPhail; illustrations by David McPhail
Square Fish

A spiritual story about the far-reaching effects of private actions. Mole has always led a simple life, but lately he feels something is missing. When he...


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