Author & Illustrator

Mordicai Gerstein

Biography

Mordicai Gerstein (1935-2019) is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had many books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935. He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children’s books from the library: “I looked at Rembrandt and Superman, Matisse and Bugs Bunny, and began to make my own pictures.” He attended Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, and then got a job in an animated cartoon studio that sent him to New York, where he designed characters and thought up ideas for TV commercials. When a writer named Elizabeth Levy asked him to illustrate a humorous mystery story about two girls and a dog, his book career began, and soon he moved on to writing as well as illustrating.The author of more than forty books, Gerstein lived in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

Moose, Goose, and Mouse
The Boy and the Whale
A Book
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Wild Boy
Moose, Goose, and Mouse
The Boy and the Whale
A Book
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Wild Boy

Books by Mordicai Gerstein

    The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
    Mordicai Gerstein
    The Boy and the Whale
    Mordicai Gerstein
    Moose, Goose, and Mouse
    Mordicai Gerstein, Jeff Mack
    A Book
    Mordicai Gerstein
    The Wild Boy
    Mordicai Gerstein

Book Stats

5
Authored
4
Illustrated
1
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Jeff Mack

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