As a boy with a prosthetic leg gets ready for bed, his mother entertains his questions about tyrants, pirates, and dragons—all of which are questions about the power of bullies. Their conversation reminds us all that, “Not even kings are allowed to be mean.” Sir Drake the Brave helps children see themselves as capable of great strength by being gentle and welcoming of others, including those whom they see as different than themselves.
Meet the Author
Susan Eaddy writes picture books and plays with clay in her attic studio. She was an Art Director for fifteen years, has served as a judge for the Audie Awards for 13 years, and has won international 3D illustration awards and a Grammy nomination. Her clay-illustrated books include Papa Fish’s Lullaby by Patricia Hubbell, My Love for You is the Sun, by Julie Hedlund and the forthcoming Worried Wiseman, which she also wrote. Her artwork appears regularly in Babybug, Ladybug, Click, and Spider Magazines. She’s the author of Poppy’s Best Paper and Poppy’s Best Babies, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet; and Eenie Meenie Halloweenie, illustrated by Lucy Fleming. Her illustrations for Sir Drake are all made with modeling clay and photographed with the help of her two marmalade cats. She has pizza boxes filled with clay critters, and she’s pretty sure they play at midnight in her attic studio.