David Wisniewski

About

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

Titles

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

David Wisniewski

$7.99

Tough Cookie

David Wisniewski

$17.99

Worlds of Shadow: Teaching with Shadow Puppetry

David Wisniewski and Donna Wisniewski

$36.00

Rain Player

David Wisniewski

$7.95
$7.31

Sundiata: Lion King of Mali

David Wisniewski

$7.99
$7.35

Ducky

Eve Bunting and David Wisniewski

$6.99
$6.43

Golem

David Wisniewski

$7.99
$7.35

Sumo Mouse

David Wisniewski

$16.95