A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal

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Walker, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 49 pages
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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, noted children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus draws an absorbing and informative picture of the world's most prestigious illustration award and six of its acclaimed winners: Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allaburg, and David Wiesner. Following an introduction that provides a historical perspective on Randolph Caldecott and the origins of the award named in his honor, Marcus takes us into the studios and behind the drawing boards of these six noteworthy artists, each representing a decade of the award's history. Through personal anecdotes and glimpses of their prize-winning books as works-in-progress - from doodles to sketches to dummies to finished art - readers will find out how their favorite picture books were imagined and created. The artists reveal their inspirations, work processes, and their private reactions to receiving this unparalleled honor.

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About the author (1998)

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing; Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make Believe; and The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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