Leonard Kessler created books for children for more than 55 years, since the 1950s. 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 University.
He lived for many years in Rockland County, New York, and now lives in Sarasota, Florida. Leonard has two grown children and four grown grandchildren.
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