Mordicai Gerstein

Mordicai Gerstein (born November 24, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American artist, writer, and film director, best known for illustrating and writing children's books. He illustrated the comic mystery fiction series ''Something Queer is Going On'', 1973 to 2003, written by Elizabeth Levy.

Gerstein won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing ''The Man Who Walked Between the Towers'' (Roaring Brook Press, 2003), which he also wrote. Created in response to the September 11 attacks, it features the story of Philippe Petit's unauthorized high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.

Gerstein directed four holiday specials for NBC TV in the late 1970s and early 1980s based on the Berenstain Bears book series, the most notable being The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree, which premiered on December 3, 1979.

Gerstein lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.
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