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Virtual Author Series: Leonard Marcus

Virtual Author Series: Leonard Marcus

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Children’s literature expert Leonard S. Marcus will shed light on the life and work of illustrator Randolph Caldecott and the literary award that shares his name. Established in 1937 as a companion to the prestigious Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal honors exceptional picture books each year. Marcus will discuss how Randolph Caldecott’s career influenced future illustrators as well as the place picture books occupy in the children’s literary canon. Our final 2021 Author Series event is offered in conjunction with the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery exhibit, Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations, on display from December 17 to January 19, 2022. Register for the event here.

You can purchase a copy of his book, Ralph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop DrawingHERE.

About the Author

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He is the author of Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing, among many other books. His reviews and commentaries have been featured in the New York Times and on radio and television. Marcus teaches at New York University and the School of Visual Arts and speaks about his work across the world. He also recently also became Editor at Large at Astra Publishing House. Visit his website: