Caldecott-winning author/illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky will visit Wickliffe on Thursday, Dec. 3. This author visit is funded through the generosity of Wickliffe PTO and the Upper Arlington Education Foundation.
Paul O. Zelinsky grew up in Wilmette, Illinois, the son of a mathematics professor father and a medical illustrator mother. As a sophomore at Yale College, he enrolled in a course on the history and practice of the picture book, co-taught by an English professor and author/illustrator Maurice Sendak – who won the 1964 Caldecott Medal for his book “Where the Wild Things Are.”
This experience inspired Paul to pursue a career in children’s literature, and his first book appeared in 1978. Since then, he has become recognized as one of the most inventive and critically successful artists in the field. He now lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York. They have two grown daughters.
Among many other awards and prizes, he received the 1998 Caldecott Medal for his illustrated retelling of Rapunzel, as well as Caldecott Honors for three of his books: Hansel and Gretel (1985), Rumpelstiltskin (1987), and Swamp Angel (1995).
To learn more about Paul and his books, please visit his website: http://paulozelinsky.com/
Please download the order form if you would like to buy some of his books and have them autographed. This order form can be found on the Wickliffe website:
These books will be sold through Thursday, December 3 (the day of Mr. Zelinsky’s visit.) Quantities are limited, so get your order and payment in early.
As always, all profits from the author visit book sale support the purchase of books for the library. If you would like to buy books, please complete the order form and send in a check made payable to: Wickliffe PTO. Wickliffe Order Form – Zelinsky
Please do NOT send in cash. We will deliver the autographed book to your child after Mr. Zelinsky’s visit.
If you have any questions about the author visit or the book sale, please contact librarian Jeff Stevenson at 487-5150, ext. 6534 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org