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David Wiesner studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where professors Tom Sgouros and David Macaulay not only taught him the fundamentals of drawing and painting, but fostered his imaginative spirit. He has published more than 20 award-winning books for young readers. Two of his works were Caldecott Honor Books, and he received the Caldecott Medal for "Tuesday "(1992), "The Three Pigs" (2002), and "Flotsam" (Clarion, 2006). He is only the second person to win the Caldecott Medal three times. He lives outside of Philadelphia.