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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    R. Christie
    R. Gregory Christie's illustrations have earned him three Coretta Scott King Honors and two spots on the New York Times' annual Best Illustrated Children's Books lists. He lives in Georgia.
    Awards
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award
    Bluestem Award
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
    Carter G. Woodson Book Award
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Coretta Scott King Book Award
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Honor
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    New Mexico-Arizona Book Award
    Notable Books for a Global Society
    Once Upon a World Children's Book Award
    Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards
    SCBWI Golden Kite Award
    Virginia Readers' Choice Award
    Western Writers of America Spur Awards
    ABC Best Books for Children Catalog List
    Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Coretta Scott King Book Award
    Horn Book Best Books of the Year
    Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    New Mexico-Arizona Book Award
    Notable Books for a Global Society
    Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012
    School Library Journal Best Book
    Tayshas Reading List
    YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
    5 questions for R. Gregory Christie
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt and A Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "To require perfection is to invite paralysis." --Art and Fear by David Bayle and Ted Orland
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Oscar Wilde, Doris Lessing, John A Williams
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I was enticed by the idea that I'd be creating art for generations that weren't even born yet.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    It's wise to learn your craft thoroughly and continuously until they put you in the ground. You can do this by understanding the techniques and visual problem-solving of the artists before you, but above all teach yourself to be an artist. No one ever has had or ever will have your voice.