(born Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
, March 6
) is an American author
, and violist
. His Yo! Yes?
was a Caldecott Honor
Book in 1993
but he is probably most famous for his Hello, Goodbye Window
, winner of the 2006 Caldecott Medal
. Chris spent part of his childhood in Austria
, his mother's homeland. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College
. He lives in New York City
. He also wrote Ring! Yo!
and Yo! Yes?
Two of his books have meet with controversy: Happy to Be Nappy, written by bell hooks and his own Arlene Sardine.