Mordicai Gerstein: Children's Literature Series

Mordicai Gerstein, photo credit: Jerome Renault

Mordicai Gerstein is the first author speaking in the 2017 Children's Literature Series at Mount Holyoke College, a program of distinguished writers and illustrators for classic books for youth. Refreshments will be served. All talks are accessible, free and open to the public.

The Children's Literature Series is sponsored by The Margaret Knox McElderry Children's Literature Fund and the Mount Holyoke College Department of English

Along with writing and illustrating acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, Mordicai Gerstein is a painter, sculptor, and prize-winning designer and director of animated films. In 1971, Mordicai collaborated with author Elizabeth Levy to create the Something Queer is Going On series of mystery books for Delacorte Press. Gerstein began writing and illustrating his own books in 1980. His books are wide-ranging in subject, style, and the age groups addressed, from contemporary fantasy and Biblical retellings, to biography and absurd alphabets, for preschoolers, high schoolers, and even adults.