-) is an American
author and illustrator of children's books and publications. His work has won several honors, including three Caldecott Medals
and two Caldecott honors.
He was born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey
, and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design
with a BFA in Illustration. In 1983
he married surgeon Kim Kahng
. He started his career as a book illustrator with Honest Andrew
by Gloria Skurzynski, 1980
After co-authoring Loathsome Dragon with his wife, in 1987, he authored and illustrated Free Fall, which was awarded a 1989 Caldecott Honor Medal. This book is the first example of the predominant style of his self-authored books, which tell a fantastical, often dream-like story without words, only illustrations. He won the first-prize Caldecott Medal for three later self-authored books, Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002) and Flotsam (2007). Wiesner also won a Caldecott honor award in 2000 for Sector 7 (1999).