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eceived two Caldecott

eceived two Caldecott Medals and one Honor forThe Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster; and for his own A Ball for Daisy; and his Yo! Yes? Five of his titles have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books, including Mysterious Thelonious and A Poke in the I. Chris Raschka Chris Raschka never meant to be an illustrator. Certainly he had no thought of becoming a picture book artist. Though in his school days he always drew and painted, he studied science and was ready to enter a career in medicine. But on the eve of that next step, he understood that taking it would finally mean the end of his painting life, which was after all what he wanted most. So he just didn’t go. Instead he opened the newspaper to find a part-time job, one which happened to find him his first steady employment as an illustrator: illustrating all of the articles each month in a law journal (his job had been factotum to a private attorney). For the next three years he created illustrations for magazines and newspapers in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, before moving to New York City. This city would be the place he required to complete his education. Chris Raschka has created over sixty books for children. He has He was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016. Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in the USA, in 1959. He studied biology, music, and art, in Minnesota, and since 1989, has lived with his family in New York City. Chris Raschka’s illustrations have been exhibited throughout the United States, including a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 through 2008. In Europe his work has appeared at Bad Berleburg, Germany, and in Italy at Bologna, Padua, and Rome. "We are as close as sienna is to umber and umber is to ochre, which is to say, very close indeed. We are made with the same strokes, of the same materials. Peace is not that hard.” Chris Raschka | April 2018 It’s Not That Hard Watercolor on colored paper 48 x 48 cm | 2017