Patrick Girouard

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General Information

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Name: Patrick Girouard

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri



Illinois Connection

Patrick lived in Chicago and currently resides in Munster, Indiana.

Biographical and Professional Information

You know that kid who was constantly getting yelled at by teachers to stop drawing pictures and pay attention? The one whose book covers and paper margins were covered with artwork? The kid who handed in test papers that were half completed but thoroughly illustrated? That was Patrick Girouard.

Now he's a freelance illustrator whose clients include Sesame Street Magazine, National Geographic World, Kid City, Spider, Weekly Reader, USA Today, Click, Scholastic, Highlights and Oxford University Press.

His work can be found in over 100 children's books as well as museum exhibits, greeting cards, t-shirts, games, toys, puzzles, odd scraps of paper, the margins of newspapers, and his Mom's refrigerator door.

Published Works

  • Dinosaurs Dance (With Larry Dane Brimner), Childrens Press, 1998
  • I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly (With Joan Holub), Albert Whitman & Company, 1999
  • Yikes--Lice! (With Donna Caffey), Albert Whitman & Company, 2002
  • Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem (With Lisa Bullard),Norwood House Press, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly

ISBN: 0807535060
Release Date: 1999-10

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Nina and Nolan Build a Nonsense Poem (Poetry Builders)

ISBN: 1603572988
Release Date: 2011-08-15

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Literary Awards

  • Science Books and Films Best Books., Yikes - Lice!
  • Society of School Librarians International Honor Book., I Have A Weird Brother Who Digested A Fly.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Patrick does school and library visits and can be contacted via his web site.

External Links

Patrick Girouard on WorldCat

Patrick Girouard on Amazon


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