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David Wiesner

Author, Illustrator

(1956 - )

David Wiesner

David Wiesner (born February 5, 1956) is an American illustrator and writer of children’s books, known best for picture books including some that tell stories without words. As an illustrator he has won three Caldecott Medals recognizing the year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children.” And he was one of five finalists in 2008 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available for creators of children’s books.

He married surgeon Kim Kahng in 1983.



Bibliography

Art and Max (2010)

Max wants to learn how to paint and Art is willing to teach him . . . but . . .

Author(s): David Wiesner
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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The Art of Reading (2005)

Forty illustrators contribute an illustration for their favorite book to celebrate forty years of Reading Is Fundamental.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Susan Jeffers
David Wiesner
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The Boy Who Spoke Chimp (1981)

A boy and a chimp have to survive on their own after a California earthquake.

Author(s): Jane Yolen
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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A Caldecott Celebration (1998)

Interviews with seven winners of the Caldecott Medal.

Author(s): Leonard S. Marcus
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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The Care Bears Book of Favorite Bedtime Stories (1984)

A collection of classic stories and poems with a Care Bear theme.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003)

A treasury of selections from the long-running children’s magazine.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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The Chronicles of Narnia (2007)

A boxed set of paperbacks containing all seven novels with cover art by David Wiesner.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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The Dark Green Tunnel (1984)

Deep in the heart of the Everglades lies a magical kingdom.

Author(s): Allan W. Eckert
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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The Dark Is Rising (1986)

On Midwinter Day, his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton learns he is last of the Old Ones - tasked with combating the forces of evil.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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David Wiesner (2004)

A short biography of the illustrator for children.

Author(s): Jill C. Wheeler
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling (2016)

This is the catalog of an exhibition of the art of David Wiesner.

Author(s): Katherine Roeder
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Dinosaur Tales (1983)

Four stories and two poems about dinosaurs. David Wiesner illustrated one of them: Besides a Dinosaur, and Whatta You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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E.T. The Book of the Green Planet (1985)

E.T. returns home to find he is out of favor and decides to return to Earth.

Author(s): William Kotzwinkle
Steven Spielberg
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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E.T. The Storybook of the Green Planet (1985)

E.T. returns home, but his reception is decidedly cool and he decides to return to Earth.

Author(s): William Kotzwinkle
Steven Spielberg
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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The Fields and the Hills: Book 1, The Journey Once Begun (1992)

Weyr, a thirteen year old orphan joins a troupe of traveling players in this fantasy version of a familiar story.

Author(s): Harald Bakken
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Firebrat (1988)

An abandoned subway tunnel leads two human magicians to the Crystal Empire where they are told they must vanquish the deadly Firebrat.

Author(s): Nancy Willard
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Fish Girl (2017)

The little mermaid befriends a human girl, and suddenly there is hope.

Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
David Wiesner
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Flotsam (2006)

The Melville underwater camera holds a trove of unexpected pictures.

2007

Author(s): David Wiesner
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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For Our Children (1991)

This is an anthology of poetry, song and rhymes with illustrations by noted children’s illustrators.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett
Tomie dePaola
Michael Hague
Steven Kellogg
David Macaulay
David Wiesner
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From Sea to Shining Sea (1993)

An anthology of songs, stories and poems about the American experience.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
Et al

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