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STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT STOP DRAWING
by Leonard S. Marcus
Every year the Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished illustrated children’s book. But why is the award named for Randolph Caldecott? Who was he?
Randolph Caldecott was a bank clerk who doodled and sketched all sorts of things he saw every day. Drawing was his hobby, but some people earned a living selling illustrations to the newspapers, and Caldecott wanted to do the same. He became so fast and good at illustration that he soon caught the attention of a book publisher. His illustrations became very popular, and he was asked to illustrate children’s books. Caldecott brought movement and action to his illustrations, something that had never been seen before in books. In this way he changed the way children’s books are illustrated.
This heavily-illustrated, fascinating book reveals Caldecott’s artistic genius and shows that one may successfully pursue one’s dreams.
J BIO Caldecott
Recommended by Miss Kate
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