Cathy Gendron

Myra Klarman

Cathy Gendron has been an illustrator for more than twenty years. She is also a teacher at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey, Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, and Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

From The Polar Express: “Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Jon Scieszka (author), Chris Van Allsburg, (Illustrator), E.B. Lewis (illustrator), John Klassen (illustrator)

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I’ve been in love with children’s picture books from the time I began reading to my son almost twenty-five years ago.