Fan Brothers (Eric Fan and Terry Fan)

The Fan Brothers are Eric and Terry, a creative team that made a writing debut with their illustrated children’s book The Night Gardener. In a posting on Kirkusreviews.com, Vicky Smith notes that the elderly man who is the eponymous gardener and creator of the amazing topiaies in the story is mentally modelled upon their Chinese father, Kuang Tih Fann. Eric Fan was born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto where he continues to live. He studied illustration, sculpture and film at the Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCADU). Terry Fan was born in Illinois and now lives in Toronto. He also received formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Eric and Terry have collaborated as illustrators of other people’s work and have worked independently as illustrators.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

The Night Gardener

Toronto: Simon and Schuster Canada, 2016.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.

Awards and Honours

2016 Dilys Evans Founder’s Award, Original Art (Society of Illustrators, New York, NY) (Winner)
2017 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards–Children’s Picture Book (Finalist)
2017 Blue Spruce Award (Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading) (Winner)

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Ocean Meets Sky

Toronto: Simon and Schuster Canada, 2018.
Forthcoming May 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Forthcoming

Links

Publisher Simon and Schuster Canada

The Fan Brothers official website

Eric Fan’s official Facebook page

Terry Fan’s official Facebook page