Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Richard Cowdrey

Richard Cowdrey

Richard Cowdrey has been a commercial illustrator for more than twenty years, and is the illustrator of the children’s books Frosty the Snowman and Bad Dog, Marley! He drew inspiration for The Sandman from a tattered copy of the Brothers Hildebrandt’s illustrated version of The Hobbit, which he came across many years ago. He lives in Gambier, Ohio.

Books by the Author

The Sandman
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The Sandman

Ralph Fletcher; illustrations by Richard Cowdrey
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Where did that little piece of sand in the corner of your eye come from? That's easy—the Sandman.

It all started a long time ago when a tiny man named Tor discovered that a dragon's scale...

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