Juvenile Fiction G348 Sn 1999
Notes: “By the time I was in fourth grade, I knew I would be an artist someday,” claims Wendell Minor, who was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, where he inherited his love for the country. After completing studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, Minor found a niche creating original designs for book publishers in New York. His cover illustrations have enhanced nearly 2,000 works, and he has illustrated more than thirty children’s picture books. Over the years, his paintings and cover art have garnered more than 200 awards. Minor believes his illustrations benefit by direct contact with nature and travels to research the subject of each book he illustrates—-making sketches, shooting photographs, taking copious notes. His travels have taken him throughout the United States, from the tropical Everglades of Florida to Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic Circle.