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David Wisniewski

DATE OF BIRTH

1953-03-21

DATE OF DEATH

2002-09-11

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United Kingdom

As an American writer and illustrator, David Wisniewski was most celebrated for his children”s books. Wisniewski”s signature cut-paper technique in Golem won the 1997 Caldecott Medal for illustration. His other notable books include Tough Cookie , The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups , and Halloweenies . Before writing and illustration, Wisniewski spent time as a circus clown and formed a puppetry theater show with his wife, Donna Harris. Wisniewski was born on March 21, 1953, and he died from an unknown illness on Sept. 11, 2002 in Alexandria, Va.
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