Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iUniverse focus on our children’s story giant, Robert Quackenbush

Andersen, Germany the Brothers Grimm, UK Roald Dahl with illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake – all true giants of children’s literature; but what about the USA you may ask? Well we have one, the great Robert Quackenbush, who has written and illustrated over 200 books for children and now some of this octogenarian’s classics are available through iUniverse Publishing, including Detective Mole and the Piet Potter stories; which were inspired by his son when he was a boy. Not just an author, this extremely talented man, Robert Quackenbush is also an outstanding artist and educator.

He is a frequent visiting author at schools and libraries presenting programs designed to instill the love of books and reading into the youth of today. These trips have taken him across the US, the South Americas, the Middle East and Europe. Not forgetting his art which is on permanent display at the Smithonian, the Whitney Museum and the U.S. Air Force Museum to name but a few.

iUniverse Piet Potter Strikes Again Featured His books have won many awards including an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, a gold medal from the Holland Society of New York for distinction in art and literature and a Gradiva Award. On top of his many accomplishments, his popular Miss Mallard Mysteries have been made into animated films for children’s worldwide television programming that are showing in 70 countries.

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