J. K. Rowling Biography

Joanne Rowling - British author, b. 1965 J. K. Rowling A phenomenon in children's book publishing began in 1998 and continues to whirl around author Joanne K. Rowling and her books about the young wizard Harry Potter. The literary hoopla began in Eng­land, where Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey Biography

Robert McCloskey - American author and illustrator, 1914-2003 Robert McCloskey Probably best known for his picture books, includ­ing two Caldecott winners, Make Way for Duckling (1941) and Time of Wonder (1958), Robert McCloskey is also loved for his contemporary tall tales for older children, including Homer Price (1943) and for

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Helen Sewell Biography

Helen Sewell - American illustrator and writer of children's books 1896-1957 Helen Moore Sewell One of the busiest art­ists at work in the field of children’s illustration during the 1930s, 1940s. and 1950s, Helen Moore Sewell had a lifelong interest in depicting the world around her that was rooted in

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Crockett Johnson Biography

Crockett Johnson - American author and illustrator, 1906-1975 Crockett Johnson Best known as the creator of Harold and the "Purple Crayon Books” and as illustrator of Ruth Krauss’s The Carrot Seed, Crockett Johnson was a cartoonist whose simplest, sparest, and boldest outlines produced unforgettable, gently humorous, and always endearing caricatures

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper - American author, 1789-1851 James Fenimore Cooper An anecdote about James Fenimore Cooper tells us that while he was read­ing a British novel one evening, he threw the book down in disgust, saying he could write a better story. Respond­ing to his wife’s challenge to do so,

Feodor Rojankovsky

Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky Biography

Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky - Russian illustrator, 1891-1970 Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky About his youth, the Russian-born Feodor Rojankovsky re­marked: “Two great events determined the course of my childhood, I was taken to the zoo and saw the most marvelous creatures on earth: bears, tigers, monkeys and reindeer; and, while my admiration

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