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Robert Kraus

Robert Kraus was an author, illustrator, New Yorker cartoonist, and publisher. “I write books to console myself, to encourage myself, to encourage others,” he said in a 1979 interview. In all, he wrote and/or illustrated more than 200 books for children, produced dozens of covers for The New Yorker, and become a publisher whose titles won several Caldecott Medals for Windmill Books. A few of his most well-known books include Leo the Late Bloomer and Milton the Early Riser.