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Chris Van Allsburg Discusses Caldecott Medals on NPR


Renowned children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg (BFA 1972) was recently featured on an NPR segment about the announcement of the 2017 Caldecott and Newberry medal winners. Van Allsburg, the winner of Caldecott medals for Jumanji and The Polar Express, spoke on the significance of the awards: Years ago, I signed it for parents giving it to their children. And their children have subsequently become parents themselves. So now I’m signing it for… that generation. So that’s a terrific feeling.”

2017 Newbery And Caldecott Medal Winners To Be Announced | NPR