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Maira Kalman

Biography

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman, acclaimed artist and designer, has created many books for both grown-ups and children.

Maira Kalman

Books by Maira Kalman

written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Maira Kalman - Children's, Picture

Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive New York Times bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways.

by Maira Kalman - Biography, Children's Nonfiction, Education, History

Thomas Jefferson was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our third president, he doubled the size of the United StatesBut monumental figures can have monumental flaws. Although he called slavery an “abomination,” he owned about 150 slaves.

by Maira Kalman - Biography, Children's 5-8, History

Lincoln's legacy is everywhere --- there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat.