(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