Chris Van Dusen





Chris Van Dusen

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Chris Van Dusen writes: “I was born in Portland, Maine, on St. Patrick’s Day, 1960. As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures. We didn’t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead. One of my brothers would sketch intricate war scenes. Another would draw animals so realistic you’d swear they were breathing. My specialty was aliens, robots, and monsters.

“Dr. Seuss and Robert McCloskey were my heroes. I loved the rhythm of Dr. Seuss’ words and I was fascinated by the meticulous detail of Robert McCloskey’s illustrations. I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up.

“After high school, I studied fine art at The University of Massachusetts at Dartmo...more


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On Tuesday, March 25thmy new book will be released. It’s called President Taft is Stuck in the Bath and it was written by the amazing Mac Barnett (who wrote Extra Yarn). It was a really fun book to illustrate and the story is hilarious. I recently read it to a couple of very enthusiastic school classes. They were dying to hear what happens to poor President Taft!


As a result of TAFT, I have a fe...

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