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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.



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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
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Gonna Roll the Bones (2004)

Joe Slattermil goes up against the devil at dice.

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

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The Greatest Table (1994)

A twelve foot long accordion book on the subject of hunger and food. Sixteen guest artists contributed to this work.

Author(s): Michael J. Rosen
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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Greenwitch (1986)

Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.

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

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The Grey King (1986)

Will Stanton goes to Wales to find the golden harp and awaken the ancient Sleepers.

The cover image shown above is from the 1975 edition.

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

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Honest Andrew (1980)

Andrew Otter makes some mistakes as he learns to be tactful.

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

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The Horse and His Boy (2007)

Shasta, a young slave in Calormen steals (or is stolen by) Bree a Narnian horse and sets out for Narnia and the north. Along the way he joins up with Aravis and her Narnian mount Hwin. Together they make for Archenland.

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

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Hurricane (1990)

The night of the big storm an enormous tree comes down.

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

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I Got It! (2018)

In the outfield, waiting for a fly ball.

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

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June 29, 1999 (1992)

When third grader Holly Evans sent her portable gardens into the ionosphere the results are amazing, stupendous, gigantic!

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

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Kite Flier (1986)

A father builds kites to entertain his motherless son.

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

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The Last Battle (2007)

Tirian, the last king of Narnia summons Jill and Eustace to his aid when his kingdom is overrun by the Calormenes.

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

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2007)

Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.

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

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The Loathsome Dragon (1987)

A princess is turned into a loathsome dragon until her brother redeems her.

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

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The Loathsome Dragon (2005)

A princess is turned into a loathsome dragon until her brother redeems her.

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

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Lure of the Dark (1984)

A high school girl’s life is disrupted by the Norse god Loki.

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

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The Magician’s Nephew (2007)

Digory’s uncle sends him and his neighbor Polly to the land between the worlds and he comes back with the cruel witch Jadis. In an attempt to get rid of her they all end up in the newborn world of Narnia.

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

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The Man From the Sky (1980)

A robber parachutes from an airplane with his loot, but a boy sees where he lands.

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

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Miranty and the Alchemist (1983)

An Elizabethan girl’s uncle, an alchemist, sends her to fantastic realms.

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

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Mont Cant Gold (1981)

The young king of Canys must face many obstacle before he is firmly seated on his throne.

Author(s): Paul R. Fisher
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Mr. Wuffles (2013)

Invading space aliens join up with the ants behind the baseboard, but Mr. Wuffles, savior of the planet, is on the job.

2014

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

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Neptune Rising: Songs and Tales of the Undersea Folk (1982)

A collection of stories and poems about the merfolk.

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

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Night of the Gargoyles (1994)

At night the gargoyles come down from their perches and frighten the night watchman.

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

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The One Bad Thing About Birthdays (1981)

The age-old dilemma, what to wish for on your birthday cake?

Author(s): David R. Collins
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Over Sea, Under Stone (1986)

The Drew children discover a map in the attic that may point the way to the Grail.

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

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Owly (1982)

An owlet wants to know the what, where, why and when, not just the WHOO.

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

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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (2007)

While on their way to school the Pevensie children find themselves pulled out of our world into Narnia at the summons of Queen Susan’s horn, blown by Prince Caspian, the rightful king of Narnia.

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

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The Rainbow People (1989)

Twenty Chinese folktales brought to the United States.

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

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Runes of the Lyre (1982)

The lyre is the key to power in an interplanetary conflict.

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

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Seaward (1987)

Fantasy adventure sends two children, wrenched out of their own time and place travelling to the sea.

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

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Sector 7 (1999)

A boy on a trip to the Empire State Building gets a tour of Sector 7, where the clouds are made.

2000

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

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The Serpent’s Children (1984)

In nineteenth-century China a young girl struggles to protect her family

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

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Show and Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration (2008)

Profiles twelve contemporary children’s book illustrators.

Author(s): Dilys Evans
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the Worlds’s Most Celebrated Illustrators (2012)

Interviews with twenty-one illustrators of children’s books.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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The Silver Chair (2007)

Eustace Scrubb who had accompanied Edmund and Lucy on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, returns to Narnia with his schoolmate Jill Pole and is tasked by Aslan with recovering Caspian’s son, Prince Rilian

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

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Silver on the Tree (1986)

In the final volume of the “Dark is Rising” series, Will, Bran and the Drews search for the crystal sword.

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

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So You Want to Be a Wizard (1983)

The first book in a series about two aspiring young wizards.

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

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1989)

The apprentice tries to use his master’s magic - with predictable results.

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

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The Star Fisher (1991)

A Chinese-American family moves from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920’s.

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

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Talking with Artists (1992)

A collection of interviews with children’s book illustrators.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs (2001)

The three little pigs decide not to play by the rules, but the results are much the same.

2002

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

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Tongues of Jade (1991)

A collection of seventeen Chinese-American folktales.

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

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Tuesday (1991)

It’s Tuesday and the frogs on their lily pads are out in force.

1992

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

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The Ugly Princess (1981)

A princess learns the true meaning of beauty.

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

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The Very Best of Children’s Illustration (1993)

The catalog of an exhibition held at the Society of Illustrators gallery in New York City.

Author(s): Unknown
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2007)

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are visiting their cousin Eustice Scrubb when they are pulled into a picture of a Narnian ship and find themselves part of the crew of the Dawn Treader under the command of Caspian the tenth.

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

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The Wand: The Return to Mesmeria (1985)

When the children return down The Dark Green Tunnel things have changed for the worse.

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

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