Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books 16th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: Omission and Connection in Picture Books by Jon Klassen on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Jon Klassen is an award-winning author and artist of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Rock from the Sky and the much-acclaimed hat trilogy, which includes the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal winner This Is Not My Hat, and the best-selling conclusion We Found a Hat. With almost 3 million copies in print, in twenty-seven languages around the globe, Klassen's books have become beloved staples in nurseries, libraries, and classrooms, and have secured his place as one of today's preeminent children's book creators.
Klassen frequently collaborates with friend Mac Barnett; their books together include Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, The Wolf, the Duck, & the Mouse, and the Shapes trilogy, which was adapted into the award-winning "Shape Island" television show on AppleTV+, with Klassen and Barnett serving as writers and producers. Their next book together, How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney?, comes out in Fall 2023.
Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles, California.
In October's lecture Jon Klassen will discuss his work in writing and illustrating books for children, including his newest book "The Skull", and how leaving things out is sometimes the best way to involve an audience and tell an interesting story.
(photo credit Carson Ellis)
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