I’ve had the pleasure of working on two books with Hans Wilhelm, WAKE UP, SUN! in 1986 and A MONSTER IS COMING! which came out last month; both titles are with Random House. Naturally, I asked Hans if he would be one of my Featured Guests, and he agreed. Tomorrow you will see Hans and read a stimulating interview about his journey into electronic books. Don’t miss it! For now, here’s a brief bio about Hans.
With over 42 million books in print, Hans Wilhelm is one of America’s most read author/illustrators of children’s books. Many of his 200 books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have become successful animated television series that are enjoyed by children all over the world.
His books have won numerous international awards and prizes, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of the Mazza Museum of Art, Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut, Kerlan Collection at University of Minnesota, de Grummond Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Hans was born in Bremen, Germany. He lived for many years in Africa before moving to America. He now lives in Weston, Connecticut in an old farm house where a converted horse stable now servers as his studio.
“Sharing hope, joy, and confidence with others are the main reason I create books,” says Hans, “If I can bring a little light into the lives of children, I am a very happy person.”