Born Petrezselyem Mihaly in Torokszentmiklos, Hungary, in 1888, Miska Petersham is an internationally renowned, Caldecott Medal–winning writer and artist who helped define the modern picture book. Educated at the Royal National School of Applied Artist in Budapest, he arrived in New York through Ellis Island in 1912. He and his wife Maud worked prolifically for over fifty years, illustrating more than 120 picture books.
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