Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is the author-illustrator of numerous picture books, including Looking at Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. She is also the illustrator of the Printz Honor Winning Book Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. Her artwork has appeared on a dozen New Yorker covers, and her watches, clocks, accessories and paperweights have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art store. She lives in New York City.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    By Maira Kalman

    Illustrated by Maira Kalman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

    Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

    Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

    Starred review. "Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom... Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery." - Publisher's Weekly

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Thomas Jefferson

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

    Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

    Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Illustrated by Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

    “This inspiring program prods viewers to embrace history.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged