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Paul O. Zelinsky: Reflecting on Children's Book Art

Date: 02/21/2013

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Room 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free. Reservations by February 19 at https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/zelinsky.


The University of Minnesota Libraries in partnership with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators presents:

Paul O. Zelinsky: Reflecting on Children's Book Art

Please join us for a special event featuring author and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky. Zelinsky will talk about his recent experience as a judge of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, what he was looking for in the work, and reflect on his own work. 

Light refreshments will be served.

6:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. lecture, 8:00-8:30 p.m. book signing.

Paul O. Zelinsky is recognized as one of the most inventive and critically successful artists in his field. Zelinsky's illustrations have won wide acclaim and many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for his retelling of Rapunzel and three Caldecott Honors, for Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Swamp Angel. His movable "Wheels on the Bus" has become a perennial favorite among toddlers. He illustrated Kelly Bingham's Z is for Moose, which in 2012 received six starred reviews from the six major star-awarding review journals. Known for the variability of style and genre in his books, Zelinsky says "I think I am recognized for being unrecognizable."

Meet the Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on February 21, 2013 to meet the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections, Lisa Von Drasek.

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.



  • Name: Mark Engebretson
  • E-mail: enge@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-9148
  • Sponsored by: University Libraries, Children’s Literature Research Collections, Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators




Reservation Information:

Reservations by Tuesday, February 19 at https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/zelinsky.


More information: https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/zelinsky

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lisa Von Drasek, 612-624-4817, lvondras@umn.edu.

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