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Chase Lecture given by world-renowned children's book illustrator

Pinkney1.gifJerry Pinkney will deliver the 2011 Naomi C. Chase Lecture, "A Sense of Place, Real and Imagined," on May 4. Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children's books since 1964 and has been honored with the 2010 Caldecott Medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and Caldecott Honor Medals for Noah's Ark, John Henry, The Ugly Duckling, The Talking Eggs, and Mirandy and Brother Wind.

Pinkney has received five Coretta Scott King Awards, and four Coretta Scott King Honor Awards. His books have been translated into 16 languages and published in 14 countries. He was the American nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award and is the 2011 American nominee for the international Astrid Lindgren Award, as well as numerous other awards and prizes. His lushly beautiful watercolor illustrations have delighted millions of children and adults alike, while also educating their eyes to the beauty and intricacy of fine art.

The lecture, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library, will be followed by a reception and autographing.

This annual event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Children's Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota.

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