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Tag Archives | Caldecott honor

Lionni, Leo

Born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1910, Leo Lionni received his doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa. But he found himself drawn to the artwork he’d been practicing since age six. In 1933, he began his career in advertising design as an art director for a food supplier. In 1939, in order to […]

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Turkle, Brinton

Brinton Turkle was born on August 15, 1915, in Alliance, Ohio. He drew constantly in school. “Unfortunately, none of my school teachers appreciated it. If only one elementary school teacher had egged me on, I think I would have acquired art skills much earlier than I did.” Turkle had an immense interest in the theater, but the […]

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Leodhas, Sorche Nic

Sorche Nic Leodhas—who was really LeClaire Alger—was born on May 20, 1898, in Youngstown, Ohio. Her father and sister were both writers, and she read a great deal because she was often sick as a child. At age 17, Ms. Alger worked as a page at the Pittsburgh library. In 1926, she enrolled at the […]

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Steptoe, John

Author and illustrator John Steptoe was born on Sept. 14, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY. From early childhood, he drew pictures and told stories to go with them. He received formal art training at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. He published his first book, Stevie, at the age of 19 (written at […]

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Peet, Bill

Bill Peet was born in Grandview, Indiana on January 29, 1915 and spent several of his boyhood years on his grandfather’s farm. He taught himself to sketch as a young boy when some photographs he took of zoo animals failed to develop. Peet worked briefly for a greeting card company before being hired by Disney […]

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Flack, Marjorie

Marjorie Flack was born on October 22, 1897. Her most well-known book, thanks to Captain Kangaroo, is The Story About Ping (illus. by Kurt Wiese). Ms. Flack was given a Caldecott Honor in 1947 for her book, The Boats on the River (Viking), which was illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum. Barbara Bader, in her book American Picture […]

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Feelings, Tom

Tom Feelings, born on May 19, 1933, was a native of Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of Visual Arts for two years before joining the Air Force, working as a staff artist. He then worked as a freelance artist, published in Look magazine, traveled to Ghana to work for the African Review, and returned […]

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Ets, Marie Hall

Marie Hall Ets was born on December 16th, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her happiest memories were of summers in the North Woods of Wisconsin, which figure largely in many of her books. She attended Lawrence College, the New York School of Civics and Philanthropy, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy […]

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du Bois, William Pène

Born on May 9 in Nutley, New Jersey, William Pène Sherman du Bois, would become one of America’s most beloved children’s book illustrators and authors. His family had been involved in the arts for generations. When Pène du Bois was eight, his family moved to Paris, where they lived for the next six years. Here, […]

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de Angeli, Marguerite

Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli was born on March 14, 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. Her father was a photographer and her grandfather was the town’s blacksmith. At the age of 13, her family moved to Philadelphia, where Marguerite’s artistic inclinations were encouraged. She was interested in singing, writing, and drawing, seemingly heading toward a career as a […]

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