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.

    "Bits of historical context are included, but the focus here is on the man and his "pursuit of everything." ...Kalman's distinctive, bold-stroked gouache paintings keep the tone light and fresh, providing plenty of details that garner a closer look. Share this along with the author's picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln, Looking at Lincoln (Penguin, 2012) to inspire young historians and artists alike." - School Library Journal

    Released January 20, 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.

    "Bits of historical context are included, but the focus here is on the man and his "pursuit of everything." ...Kalman's distinctive, bold-stroked gouache paintings keep the tone light and fresh, providing plenty of details that garner a closer look. Share this along with the author's picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln, Looking at Lincoln (Penguin, 2012) to inspire young historians and artists alike." - School Library Journal

    Released January 20, 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.

    “Touching on lesser known aspects of Lincoln’s life (including the fact that he used his top hat to carry notes, loved Pippin apples, and especially enjoyed Mozart’s The Magic Flute), as well as his defining role in the Civil War, this historical short is recommended.” - Video Librarian (starred review) -3 Stars

    Released January 20, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

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

    "...as much a personal impression of Lincoln’s legacy as an informational biography." - Booklist

    Released January 20, 2015
    English, Unabridged