When he was eight years old, Tim lost an eye in anaccident. During his recovery, his father gave him oilpaints, a couple of brushes, and a small canvas. He painteda clown with colors straight from the tube. Tim's firstwork was promptly framed, and his love of painting wasborn.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
American Booksellers Association, American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"
Booklist, Top Ten Religion Books for Youth
Parent's Guide to Children's Media, Award
Parent Council, Ltd., Selected as Outstanding
Booklist"Notable for Ladwig's glowing, realistic paintings of two African American children who are part of a warm, extended family in a bleak, urban neighborhood. . . The pictures express the fears of everyday life and the love and faith of one of the most beautiful psalms." Catholic Parent
"Ladwig's beautiful illustrations depict God's grace in the day-to-day activities of the members of a loving African-American family amid the ever-present dangers of an inner-city neighborhood." Christian Library Journal
"Tim Ladwig's colorful, thought-provoking illustrations evoke new contemporary images and show Psalm 23 as fresh and relevant in today's world. This book brings a powerful message of hope, faith, and comfort into a new setting." Cleveland Plain Dealer
"This lovely, reassuring book makes visible the idea of community, good people acting together to make a safe place for the young." Washington Parent
"A beautiful book."