A Caldecott Celebration
Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal
By Leonard S. Marcus
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802786562, 48pp.)
Publication Date: January 1999
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Step into the studios of six acclaimed illustrators and see how their Caldecott Medal-winning books were created. Children's book lovers of all ages will not want to miss this unique behind-the-scenes tour spanning 60 years of picture-book illustration history.
Leonard S. Marcus is one of the children's book world's most respected and versatile writers, historians, and critics. His incisive book reviews have been featured in Parenting magazine in every issue since the monthly magazine's founding in 1987. In addition, Leonard has been a Parenting contributing editor since 1988 and has directed the magazine's annual "Reading Magic Awards" for excellence in children's literature since their inception in that year.
“Filled with witty anecdotes and pithy observations, Marcus’s approach to examining the works of six Caldecott Medalists will be of as much interest to adults as to picture book readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A lively, informative introduction to each book and its maker. A beautifully made book, this will serve as a fine resource for children interested in illustration and for teachers researching author/ illustrator studies.”—Booklist (starred review)