Music for Mister Moon


Written by Philip C. Stead

Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Coming Spring 2019


My name is Erin Stead and I am a children’s book illustrator. My husband, an author and illustrator himself, and I work together in an old barn in Northern Michigan.


I am very lucky because Philip often writes books for me to illustrate. Our latest book together, called Music for Mister Moon, will be out in the spring of 2019. The story is about Harriet, who loves to play her cello but doesn’t like to play for an audience. She uses her imagination to create a space she’s the most comfortable playing in, but encounters a little trouble when she learns she can’t always control everything. It’s a story about flaws and friendship and being who you are (I think).

interior spread from “Music for Mister Moon”

interior spread from “Music for Mister Moon”