TITLE: Jon Klassen: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Jon Klassen
EVENT DATE: 2013/09/21
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Jon Klassen appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: This year's Caldecott Medal went to Jon Klassen for his delightful illustrations of "This Is Not My Hat," which he also wrote. His 2011 picture book was "I Want My Hat Back," which was a runaway best-seller. Klassen took a huge risk with this book by having the bear whose hat was stolen eat the rabbit who stole it (off-page). The New York Times called it "a wonderful and astonishing thing, the kind of book that makes a child laugh and adult chuckle, and both smile in appreciation."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013