Mordicai Gerstein

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Mordicai Gerstein


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in Los Angeles, The United States
November 24, 1935

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Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four 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 humor
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The Man Who Walked Between ...

4.14 avg rating — 12,355 ratings — published 2003 — 21 editions
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The Night World

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A Book

3.85 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The First Drawing

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The Old Country

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The Mountains of Tibet

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How to Bicycle to the Moon ...

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I Am Pan!

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Dear Hot Dog

3.67 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2011
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The Sleeping Gypsy

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