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 ...

4.15 avg rating — 14,032 ratings — published 2003 — 24 editions
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The Night World

3.88 avg rating — 1,449 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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A Book

3.88 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The First Drawing

3.90 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Old Country

3.84 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The Boy and the Whale

3.88 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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The Mountains of Tibet

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How to Bicycle to the Moon ...

3.57 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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I Am Pan!

3.58 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Dear Hot Dog

3.62 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2011
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