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Uri Shulevitz, writer, illustrator. Guggenheim fellow, 1999. Served with Israeli Army, 1956-1959. Member Authors Guild.


Shulevitz, Uri was born on February 27, 1935 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to the United States, 1959, naturalized, 1965.


Student, Tel-Aviv The Art Institute of Chicago, 1953-1955; Teachers Certified, Teachers College Israel, 1956; student, Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1959-1961.


During the bombing of Warsaw in 1939, a bomb fell into a stairwell of his apartment building when he was at home. The family fled from Poland and settled in Paris by 1947, then moved again to Israel in 1949. During the Sinai War in 1956, Mr.

Shulevitz joined the Israeli Army. Later, he joined the Ein Gedi kibbutz. Shulevitz moved to New York City in 1959, studying painting at Brooklyn Museum Art School and working as an illustrator for a Hebrew children's book publisher.

He created his first picture book, The Moon in My Room, in 1963. Shulevitz lives in New York City.


  • 1969: Caldecott Medal, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship\r\n1979: Caldecott Honor, The Treasure\r\n1998: Charlotte Zolotow Award, Snow\r\n1998: Golden Kite Award, Picture Book Illustration, Snow\r\n1999: Caldecott Honor, Snow\r\n2009: Caldecott Honor, How I Learned Geography.



Served with Israeli Army, 1956-1959. Member Authors Guild.