Stephen Savage

Stephen Savage is the author and illustrator of nine books for children, including the New York Times bestselling picture book Polar Bear Night, written by Lauren Thompson. He is the creator of the Where’s Walrus books, Supertruck, and Little Tug. Steve is the recipient of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, a Sendak Fellowship, an ILA Primary Fiction Award, and a Geisel Honor Award. His editorial illustrations have appeared in dozens of major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their daughter.

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“It is nighttime and the fathers are coming home.”

So begins this lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children—from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies. A never-before published work from one of children’s literature’s greatest writers and masterfully illustrated by a New York Times bestselling artist, this poignant story concludes with a young boy whose father is a sailor coming...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "80 percent of success is just showing up" — Woody Allen

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. when I'm not illustrating, I like to travel

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. fruit

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness, for me, is the feeling of living in the moment.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. sense of humor, curiosity, compassion

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