(Walker 2008; expanded from the 1998 edition)

Based on interviews with the artists, this is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the making of seven Caldecott winning books, one for each decade of the award’s history: Robert McCloskey (Make Way for Ducklings); Marcia Brown (Cinderella); Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are); William Steig (Sylvester and the Magic Pebble); Chris Van Allsburg (Jumanji); David Wiesner (Tuesday); and Mordicai Gerstein (The Man Who Walked Between the Towers). With photos, sketches, dummies, manuscript pages, and more.

An ALA Notable Book for 1998

“A beautifully made book.” — Booklist (starred review)

“Readers will find cause for celebration.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Bank Street College 1998 Children’s Book of the Year

A New York Public Library 1998 Best Book for Reading and Sharing

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