David Wisniewski

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Birthday
21, 1953
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 11, 2002 (49)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1953
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 11, 2002 (49)

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About

Most famous for his 1997 Caldecott Medal-winning work Golem, this children's author and illustrator also penned Sumo Mouse, Tough Cookie, and other popular books for young readers.

Before Fame

After briefly attending the University of Maryland, he enrolled at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College and later worked for Prince George's Country Puppet Theatre.

Trivia

When his children were young, he became a full-time writer.

Family Life

He was born in England, and he later lived in Maryland and Virginia, U.S.A. He and his wife, Donna Harris, founded an educational touring puppet troupe known as the Clarion Shadow Theatre.

Associated With

He and fellow writer and illustrator Kevin Henkes were both recipients of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for children's literature.

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