A Caldecott Celebration by Leonard S. Marcus
Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal

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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.

About Leonard S. Marcus

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Leonard S. Marcus is a historian, biographer, and critic whose many books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; and Storied City. In addition, he has been Parenting magazine's children's book reviewer since 1987. This is his first picture book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Amy Schwartz, and their son, Jacob.
Published January 1, 1999 by Walker Childrens. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Caldecott has been the Emmy of children's book illustrating since 1938, recognizing the year's most artistic and innovative picture book.

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In observance of the sixtieth anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, Leonard Marcus, noted for his critical work in the history of children’s literature, presents a gathering of essays on six of the honorees, one from each decade.

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