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Matthew Cordell

Biography

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of TOBY AND THE SNOWFLAKES written by his wife, Julie Halpern, and RIGHTY AND LEFTY written by Rachel Vail.

Matthew Cordell

Books by Matthew Cordell

"written by Phillip C. Stead with illustrations by Matthew Cordell" - Picture

Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company. She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Children (Ages 6-8)

Justin Case made it through third grade and summer camp in the previous two books. Now he’s in fourth grade, and there’s even more to worry about: friends, bullies, grades, tests—and did we say bullies? 

Written by Lynne Berry with illustrations by Matthew Cordell - Picture

Archie the Goat has to deliver several barrels of buttermilk to the queen, but in order to get them to her, he needs to cross the moat. Testing several different theories to find out what will float and what will sink, Archie and his friend Skinny the Hen don’t succeed at first, but they do try, try, try again (and again).

written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Fiction

Justin is going to start fourth grade --- but first, he has to survive the summer. He “gets” to go to camp every day on a bus. He “gets” to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they’re hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming.

written by Gail Carson Levine, illustrated by Matthew Cordell - Children's, Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Poetry Collection

A well-known apology poem by poet William Carlos Williams, in which he doesn't really ask for forgiveness for helping himself to the sweet juicy plums belonging to another, inspired this hilariously mean-spirited collection of not-really-apologies.