Author of the Mr. Pine series and
Stan the Hot Dog Man
Leonard Kessler has been creating books for children for the past fifty-five
years. He has illustrated more than 200 books, many which he also
wrote. Three of Leonard Kessler's books have been named on the NEW YORK TIMES Ten
Best Illustrated Books for Children.
Leonard collaborated on forty books for young children with his wife Ethel. Both of the Kesslers were graduates of Carnegie Mellon
He lived for many years in Rockland County, New York, and now lives
in Sarasota, Florida. Leonard has two grown children and four grandchildren.