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Stephen F. Majsak

Connection to Illinois: Majsak lives in Chicago.

Biography: ABC Animals! is Steve Majsak’s first published book. The idea came from his Studio Steve Photography portfolio, when he realized that in his travels to Africa, the Galapagos, Spain, Peru and national parks and zoos across the United States that he had captured photographs of most of the animals in the alphabet. The book is written for parents and grandparents as an alternative to traditional Apple-Ball-Cat ABC books. ABC Animals! features live photographs of animals to give families the opportunity to explore, experience, and talk about wildlife as they read together. Mr. Majsak received his MBA in nonprofit management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Prior to pursuing photography, he was a non-profit executive with social service and arts organizations. Four of his photographs were nominated in 2022 by an international panel of jurors to compete with submissions from 73 countries in the International Color Awards, the leading global award honoring excellence in color photography and the world’s most watched photoshow.

  • ABC Animals! Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2023

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Photographer

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

ABC Animals!
ISBN: 1667200011 OCLC: 1313484885

Silver Dolphin Books 2022

Read all the way from ANTEATER to ZEBRA to learn your ABCs at storytime!Learn the ABCs of the animal kingdom as you flip through this fun book! Rhyming text on every page accompanies photographs of animals, helping little ones recognize their favorite animals while learning their ABCs. Start with the anteater and make your way to zebra in this fun story time read-aloud!