Neil Waldman

Art, Children

Neil Waldman is an artist who has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children. His work has won many awards, including the Washington Irving Award (Bring Back the Deer, The Highwayman), the Parents' Choice Award (Nessa’s Story), the Christopher Award (The Gold Coin), and the National Jewish Book Award (Next Year in Jerusalem). His illustrations and designs have graced the covers of a number of Newbery winners, including Hatchet, The Winter Room, and A Fine White Dust. Waldman is also the founder of The Fred Dolan Art Academy, an organization that supports young artists in the Bronx through professional art instruction and guidance in building portfolios for postsecondary art studies.

Festival Years: 2004

Recommended Reading

The Gold Coin

Too Young for Yiddish