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About the author and illustrator:


Abraham Schroeder is an artist, designer, and writer, currently living in Petaluma, California with his family, after residing in a dozen other places, including Massachusetts, Alaska, and Japan. He likes bats and Japanese art.

Piotr Parda grew up in Nowy Targ, Poland, and now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has always enjoyed drawing strange creatures and cartoon characters, and has illustrated over thirty books in Poland and the U.S. His artwork includes drawing, painting, sculpture and moving images. He also likes bats, and sometimes sleeps upside down.

Piotr and Abraham met in 2002 when they were both attending the Master of Fine Arts program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Some years later, Abraham was working at the Museum of Fine Arts, cataloging the museum’s spectacular collection of Japanese prints, and found among them an 1880’s woodblock print of bats, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, which became the seed of inspiration that grew into The Gentleman Bat. Keep an eye out, and you might find the image hiding inside the story.

Click here to read Abraham's extended bio/profile on the Ripple Grove Press Website!

Click here to read Piotr's extended bio/profile on the Ripple Grove Press Website!

More about the how the story came to be is in the About the Book section of this website.

Click here to see the original print on the MFA website!

Abraham Schroeder's Facebook Author Page can be found here:

www.Facebook.com/TheGentlemanBat




Links to other projects and artwork by Abraham and Piotr:


Piotr's Illustration Website

Drawings and paintings from some of Piotr's previous children's book projects.

Piotr's new book, available March 21, 2017:



Look for Graduation Day, a sweet, beautiful, wordless picture book,
written and illustrated by Piotr Parda, wherever books are sold!

Graduation Day



Abraham's second picture book, Too Many Tables, illustrated by Micah Monkey.

Too Many Tables





Piotr's Art Website

Caution! Some artwork may be disturbing or grown-up, and may not be appropriate for all viewers or all ages!

Abraham's Art Website

Caution! Some artwork may be disturbing or grown-up, and may not be appropriate for all viewers or all ages!






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