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Pat Cummings

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In addition to the Coretta Scott King, the Orbis Pictus, the NAACP Image Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book awards, Pat Cummings is the recipient of nine t-shirts, twenty two mugs, seven hundred forty-five ballerina drawings and one embroidered pillow from readers. After graduating from Pratt Institute she began a career as a freelance illustrator, working on editorial, advertising, theatrical and, eventually, picture book projects .
Pat is the author and/or illustrator of over 35 books, both fiction and non-fiction, from board books to young adult. Her TALKING WITH ARTISTS series features prominent...

Robert M. Edsel

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Robert M. Edsel is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the non-fiction books, Rescuing Da Vinci, The Monuments Men and Saving Italy. Mr. Edsel is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentary film, The Rape of Europa. Mr. Edsel published Beyond the Dreams of Avarice: The Hermann Goering Collection by Nancy Yeide, the first study devoted to Goering's entire paintings collection. In addition, he is the Founder and Chairman of the nonprofit, Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the National Humanities Medal. Mr. Edsel has been awarded the "Texas Medal of Arts"...