Sam McBratney

Irish children's author

Samuel (Sam) McBratney (1 March 1943 – 18 September 2020)[1] was a Northern Irish writer. He wrote more than fifty books for children and young adults. He was best known as the author of the best-selling children's book Guess How Much I Love You.[2] He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

McBratney died on 18 September 2020 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland at the age of 77.[3]


  1. Something About The Author, vol. 164, ed. Lisa Kumar, Cengage Gale, 2006, p. 150
  2. "Sam McBratney guesses why his Guess How Much I Love You has sold 30 million copies". The Irish Times.
  3. Flood, Alison (21 September 2020). "Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney dies aged 77". The Guardian.