Matt Tavares is an award-winning Maine author / illustrator of children's books. His classic, Zachary's Ball is a New England favorite that captures the magic of childhood, Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox!
He has won several awards, including three Parents' Choice Gold Awards, six Oppenheim Gold Seal Awards, and an International Reading Association Children's Book Award. His books have also garnered starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly, The Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. His artwork has been exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration, the Brandywine River Museum, and the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art.