Read Across Texas! 2002 Texas Reading Club

About the Illustrator, James Warhola

Artist and illustrator James Warhola received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in design from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1977. From 1977-1980 he studied at the Art Student's League in New York with Jack Faragasso, then privately with Michael Aviano from 1980-84. He is the nephew of Andy Warhol, whom he remembers with admiration and affection, saying that, "He was my childhood idol."

Over the last decade, Mr. Warhola has worked as a book illustrator for several major publishing houses, among them Warner and Prentice-Hall. He has designed over 300 science-fiction and fantasy covers for works of such noted authors as Spider Robinson, Robert A. Heinlein, and W. Gibson. Since 1987, he has concentrated on illustrating children's books. James Warhola's highly creative imagination produces memorable images with a fantastic sense of humor, color, and detail in both oils and watercolors.

Mr. Warhola created the clip art for this manual, as well as the poster, certificate, and bookmark for the 2002 Texas Reading Club.

Selected Children's Books Illustrated by James Warhola

  • The Bear Came Over to My House by Rick Walton. Putman, 2001.
  • Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston. Puffin, 1999.
  • Bubba the Cowboy Prince : A Fractured Texas Tale by Helen Ketteman. Scholastic, 1997.
  • The Christmas Blizzard by Helen Ketteman. Scholastic, 1999.
  • If You Hopped Like a Frog by David M. Schwartz. Scholastic, 1999.
  • The Pumpkinville Mystery by Bruce Cole. Aladdin, 1991.
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's My Favorite Things by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers. Simon and Schuster, 1994.

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Texas Reading Club 2002 Programming Manual / Read Across Texas!

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