Paul O. Zelinsky
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This biography introduces readers to Paul O. Zelinsky, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Wheels on the Bus and Rapunzel. Readers will learn about Zelinsky’s childhood in Illinois and his current family life in Brooklyn, New York, his early interest in drawing, his experience living and learning in Italy, the classical inspiration for some of his picture books such as Rumpelstiltskin. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Zelinsky’s childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and beloved works, including Swamp Angel and the recently re-released Knick-Knack Paddywhack. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.