Mordicai Gerstein

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Mordicai Gerstein, born November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, California is an American artist, writer, and film director, best known for illustrating and writing children's books. He illustrated the comic mystery fiction series Something Queer is Going On, 1973 to 2003, written by Elizabeth Levy.

Gerstein won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Roaring Brook Press, 2003), which he also wrote.[1] Created in response to the September 11 attacks, it features the story of Philippe Petit's unauthorized high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.

Gerstein lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

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Gerstein has written and illustrated the following books:

  • You Can't Have Too Many Friends! (inspired by Drakestail; 2014)
  • How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers (2013)
  • Minifred Goes to School (2009)
  • A Book (2009)
  • Leaving the Nest (2007)
  • Carolinda Clatter! (2005)
  • The Old Country (2005)
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2003)
  • Sparrow Jack (2003)
  • What Charlie Heard (2002)
  • Fox Eyes (2001)
  • Queen Esther the Morning Star (2001)
  • The Absolutely Awful Alphabet (1999)
  • Noah and the Great Flood (1999)
  • Victor (1998)
  • The Wild Boy (1998)
  • Stop Those Pants (1998)
  • Jonah and the Two Great Fish (1997)
  • Behind the Couch (1996)
  • Bedtime Everybody! (1996)
  • The Giant (1995)
  • The Shadow of a Flying Bird (1994)
  • The Story of May (1993)
  • The New Creatures (1991)
  • The Sun's Day (1989)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1989)
  • William, Where Are You? (1989)
  • The Mountains of Tibet (1987)
  • The Seal Mother (1986)
  • Tales of Pan (1986)
  • The Room (1985)
  • Roll Over (1984)
  • Prince Sparrow (1984)
  • Follow Me! (1983)
  • Arnold of the Ducks (1983)

Gerstein has written two books that were illustrated by his wife, Susan Yard Harris:

  • Daisy's Garden (1995)
  • Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears (1990)

Gerstein has also illustrated numerous books by other writers, including:

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