Authors & Illustrators
FRED KOEHLER's real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and getting caught in a hurricane. Whether free-diving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred's sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters' stories. He won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. He is the author-illustrator of How To Cheer Up Dad, which received three starred reviews, and he is the illustrator of This Book Is Not about Dragons; Puppy, Puppy, Puppy; and Flashlight Night. Garbage Island is his first novel. He lives with his wife and two spirited kids in Lakeland, Florida. Visit ilikefred.com.