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David Wiesner has illustrated more than twenty award-winning books for young readers. Two of the picture books he both wrote and illustrated became instant classics when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday in 1992 and The Three Pigs in 2002. Two of his other titles, Sector 7 and Free Fall, are Caldecott Honor Books. An exhibit of Wiesner's original artwork, "Seeing the Story," toured the United States in 2000 and 2001. Among his many honors, Wiesner holds the Japan Picture Book Award for Tuesday, the Prix Sorcières (the French equivalent of the Caldecott Medal) for The Three Pigs, and a 2004 IBBY Honour Book nomination for illustration, also for The Three Pigs. Flotsam, his most recent work, was a New York Times bestseller and was recently named winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal, making Wiesner only the second person in the award’s long history to have won three times.
Celebrating James Marshall and Humor in Children’s Books
as author at MIT World Host: MIT Office of Government and Community Relations,
together with: Roger Sutton (moderator), Susan Meddaugh, Anita Silvey, Susan Moynihan,
Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Business and Society
as author at MIT World Series: MIT Sloan 2008 Convocation,
together with: Roger Sutton (moderator), Susan Meddaugh, Anita Silvey,