Sarah Sax

Middle Grade Author/Illustrator
Graphic Storyteller
Travels from: Portland, ME

“A truly engaging format for historical adventurers of all ages….This is ideal as a gift.” –School Library Journal

Author, illustrator, and comic artist Sarah Sax cares deeply about encouraging young readers to discover and expand their sense of creative confidence. She studied Storytelling and Sequential Imagery at Hampshire College and she’s since worked as an educator at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, a volunteer with 826 Valencia, and as Creative Director at Lumosity, where she led a team of artists working with scientists and game designers to transform problem-solving and memory skills into brain-training games. All of this was the perfect creative education for the graphic novelist she has become.

She is the illustrator of the first three books (Escape This Book: Titanic; Escape this Book: Tombs of Egypt; and Escape This Book: Race to the Moon) in the inventive, interactive Escape This Book series, which has been translated into eight languages. Picture Day, her first of four graphic novels in the Brinkley Yearbook series, will be published in Fall 2022. She lives in Portland, Maine.

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Escape This Book! Race To The Moon

Random House Books for Young Readers |
Middle Reader Book

Part activity book, part adventure novel, The Escape This Book series makes YOU the star of history! Doodle, decide, and demolish your way through the Apollo 11 Moon landing–the perfect book for fun and educational reading!

Reader beware! This book is filled with adventure that is out of this world! You will have three chances to join the space program and help the Apollo missions reach the moon!

Flight Director: You’re the boss at Mission Control! Can you make split second decisions to keep the astronauts safe on their trip to the moon?

Flight Commander: You’re the astronaut in charge on the spacecraft. You’ll face problems as big as an explosion on the ship and as small as what to eat in space!

Moon Buggy Driver: You get to explore the moon’s surface…if you can safely land on its surface first!

In the Escape This Book series, YOU are the star of history! In this third book, you’ll complete challenges similar to what the astronauts faced on Apollo 11 and 13 and get to meet famous NASA employees like Neil Armstrong and Katherine Johnson! Don’t be afraid to rip or fold a page. Your mission might depend on it!

Escape This Book! Tombs Of Egypt

Random House Books for Young Readers |
Middle Reader Book

Activity book meets adventure in this series that is Choose Your Own Adventure meets I Survived meets doodle book! Doodle, decide, and demolish your way out of history’s greatest events!

Reader, beware! Once you open this book, there is NO turning back. You will have THREE chances to escape this ancient Egyptian tomb. You must choose a path first:

Pharaoh: Want to be the top ruler of ancient Egypt? Choose this path and become one of history’s greatest pharaohs.

Pyramid worker: You’ve built some of the world’s most amazing monuments. Will that help you escape before being turned into a mummy?

Archaeologist: You make incredible discoveries, and you’re about to enter an ancient, hidden tomb . . . but can you discover a way out?

In the Escape This Book! series, YOU are the star of history! Doodle your way through adventures as you decide the best path for survival. Don’t be afraid to rip or fold a page . . . your escape may depend on it! Looking for another escape? Don’t miss Escape This Book! Titanic.

Escape This Book! Titanic

Random House Books for Young Readers |
Middle Reader Book

Activity book meets adventure in this series that is Choose Your Own Adventure meets I Survived meets doodle book! Doodle, decide, and demolish your way out of history’s greatest events!

Reader, beware! Once you open this book, there is no turning back. You will have three chances to survive the Titanic‘s fateful voyage. Decide which path to take first.

Passenger: Exploring the ship is fun! Just don’t get caught on the wrong deck when there’s an iceberg ahead!

Crew Member: You work for a family in first class. Can you persuade them to save you along with their beloved dog?

Stowaway: You snuck onto this ship. Can you draw your way onto a lifeboat?

In the Escape This Book! series, YOU are the star of history! Doodle your way through adventures as you decide the best path for survival. Don’t be afraid to rip or fold a page. . . . Your escape may depend on it!

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Escape This Book - Illustrator Talk

In this presentation, Sarah walks through the process of creating the illustrations for the Escape This Book series using visual examples from Titanic, Tombs of Egypt and Race to the Moon. This presentation covers the illustration process from initial sketch to creating the final art with an emphasis on drawing inspiration from historical sources and crating engaging art that encourages creativity and invites readers to play along.

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Escape This Book Live!

In this presentation designed for groups of 25 or so, Sarah will lead the group through an interactive path from the Escape This Book series (groups can choose from either Titanic, Tombs of Egypt or Race to the Moon). She will lead groups through a series of interactive puzzles and activities while drawing live and working with participants to make an escape from a pivotal moment in history!

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Coming soon!

Sarah’s Portfolio

Sarah’s Dimensional Arts

Honors, Awards & Recognition

Volunteer with 826 Valencia
Creative Director at Lumosity

Media Kit

By clicking the link below your will be directed to a Google Docs Folder
where you can download author photos and cover images.

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