Landmann, Bimba 1968-

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Landmann, Bimba 1968-

Personal

Born 1968, in Milan, Italy; married Paolo Guarnieri (an art critic). Education: Attended Academy di Belle Art Brera (Milan, Italy).

Addresses

Home and office—Milan, Italy. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Artist and illustrator. Children's book illustrator beginning 1988. Exhibitions: Paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout Italy and Europe.

Awards, Honors

First prize, Nazionale Val Vibrata al Martinsicuro, 1997, and Premio Europeo di Letteratura distinction, 1999, both for Viaggio nella notte blu; Premio Espace Enfants honor, 1998, Smithsonian magazine Notable Books for Children designation and White Ravens Award distinction, both 1999, first prize, Paese di Giotto Bambino a Vicchio, and Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People designation, National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council, both 2000, and Japan Picture Book Award, 2001, all for Un bambino di nome Giotto/ A Boy Named Giotto.

Writings

SELF-ILLUSTRATED

Miriam sucht Weihnachten, Patmos (Dusseldorf, Germany), 1994.

Viaggio nella notte blu, Arka (Milan, Italy), 1997.

(Adaptor) I Am Marc Chagall (based on Chagall's biography), Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Grand Rapids, MI), 2006.

ILLUSTRATOR

Chiara Lossani, Il viaggio di Abar e Babir, Arka (Milan, Italy), 1995.

Paolo Guarnieri, Un bambino di nome Giotto, Arka (Milan, Italy), 1998, translation published as A Boy Named Giotto, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York, NY), 1999.

Guido Visconti, Quel genio di Leonardo, Arka (Milan, Italy), 2000, translation published as The Genius of Leonardo, Barefoot Books (Cambridge, MA), 2006.

Sylvaine Nahas, L'unicorno dal corno d'oro, Arka (Milan, Italy), 2001, translation published as Nicolo's Unicorn, Watson-Guptill (New York, NY), 2001.

Guido Visconti, Clare and Francis, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Grand Rapids, MI), 2004.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 15, 2000, review of The Genius of Leonardo, p. 244; December 15, 2000, Gillian Engberg, review of The Genius of Leonardo, p. 811; February 1, 2004, Ilene Cooper, review of Clare and Francis, p. 975; January 1, 2006, Jennifer Mattson, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 105.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October, 2000, review of The Genius of Leonardo, p. 84; March, 2004, Hope Morrison, review of Clare and Francis, p. 299; February, 2006, Deborah Stevenson, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 372.

Children's Bookwatch, June, 2004, review of Clare and Francis, p. 6.

Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2002, review of Nicolo's Unicorn, p. 262; January 15, 2004, review of Clare and Francis, p. 90; January 1, 2006, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 43.

Publishers Weekly, September 18, 2000, review of The Genius of Leonardo, p. 111; January 26, 2004, review of Clare and Francis, p. 251.

School Arts, November, 2006, Ken Marantz, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 48.

School Library Journal, August, 2002, Grace Oliff, review of Nicolo's Unicorn, p. 162; June, 2004, Wendy Lukehart, review of Clare and Francis, p. 132; April, 2006, Carolyn Janssen, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 142.

Times Educational Supplement, May 5, 2006, Michael Thorn, review of I Am Marc Chagall, p. 12.

Washington Post Book World, March 28, 2004, Elizabeth Ward, review of Clare and Francis, p. 11.

ONLINE

Bimba Landmann Home Page,http://www.bimbalandmann.com (January 23, 2007).