artist biography

Sarah BrannenSarah S. Brannen is the award-winning illustrator of over fifteen books for children. She is the author and illustrator of Madame Martine (Albert Whitman & Co.), Madame Martine Breaks the Rules (Whitman), and Uncle Bobby's Wedding (G. P. Putnam's Sons). Uncle Bobby's Wedding received extensive publicity upon publication; it was the eighth most-challenged book in the US in 2008.

Sarah also illustrated Feathers: Not Just For Flying, the Crystal Kite Award winner and an ALA notable book; At Home in Her Tomb, A Junior Library Guild selection; The Fox and the Grapes; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; The Very Beary Tooth Fairy; The Pig Scramble; The Ugly Duckling; The ABC Book of American Homes; Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik as well as several other books. She illustrated the 40th Anniversary edition of All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon.

As a journalist and photographer, Sarah is a regular contributor to Skating Magazine and

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been writing and illustrating children's books since 2001.

Sarah is represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency.


Contact Sarah

Sudbury Town Crier
Lincoln Journal

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Anna Boll
Tomie de Paola
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Timothy Basil Ering
Lauren Francis
Lisa Kopelke
Brian Lies

Society of Children's Book
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Maureen J. Manning
Robert Sabuda
Abigail Marble
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Children's Book Council