Brie Spangler

Brie Spangler is an author and illustrator originally from the Boston area. She loves clambakes, baseball, and her own little Pekingese, Lola. Unlike the grumpy dump truck, she calls herself “most definitely an optimist.” Her illustrations have appeared in books published by Knopf, Dutton, Scholastic and Wiley, among others.  When not drawing pictures, she can be found avoiding direct sunlight, drinking too much coffee, and snuggling with her husband, Matt.


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Read an interview with Brie Spangler on the blog A Patchwork of Books

Published work

The Grumpy Dump Truck (Knopf, July 2009); Peg Leg Peke (Knopf, June 2008)