About the Author

Dusan Petricic

Duan Petricic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, but loved to pretend that he grew up in Zemun, an old city located just across the river (and now a part of Belgrade). As a boy he did all the forbidden things that children do, but what Duan loved most was to draw. He started drawing at age four and, encouraged by his parents, he never stopped. He found inspiration in everything, and drawing became a way to communicate with the people around him. Two books that were very important to his childhood were an old encyclopedia with lots of pictures and The Boys from Pavel’s Street by Ferenc Molnár. Early on, he was moved by the drawings found within the encyclopedia. As he grew older, he adored many artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, and Picasso. Duan has been illustrating children’s books for many years. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, in North America and internationally, including an IBBY Certificate of Honour and an Alberta Book Award for On Tumbledown Hill (Red Deer Press). The Longitude Prize (FSG) was selected as a Robert F. Siebert Honor Book for a Distinguished Informative Book for Children in the US. His beautiful, evocative illustrations for Mattland (2009) by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert garnered Duan the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award from the Canadian Library Association as well as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. His illustrations for Better Together (2011) by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro were described as “sublime” by Kirkus Reviews. When it came time to reissue Robert Munsch’s Mud Puddle (2012), Duan was Annick’s first choice to reillustrate the classic. The results are a fresh and energetic look that will delight a whole new generation of young Munsch fans. Duan’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Written by Kathy Stinson, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Luckily for Duan, his profession is his favorite hobby and he is happy when at work. To young artists he would give this advice: “Think, think, think, think, draw!” Duan lives in Toronto where he is a regular contributor as an editorial cartoonist in the Toronto Star.

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A Dangerous Engine

Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat
by Joan Dash
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
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Bagels from Benny

Bagels from Benny

by Aubrey Davis
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
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Bone Button Borscht

Bone Button Borscht

by Aubrey Davis
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Earthlings Inside and Out

A Space Alien Studies the Human Body
by Valerie Wyatt
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
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Enormous Potato, The

Enormous Potato, The

by Aubrey Davis
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Let's Play

Let's Play

Traditional Games of Childhood
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Mattland

Mattland

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SNAP!

SNAP!

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Wandering Wenda

Wandering Wenda

and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery
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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean
by Jan Andrews
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
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