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Molly Bang was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1943. After college, Bang taught English in Japan. She returned to the U.S and earned her graduate degree in East Asian Languages and Literatures, then worked in India, Bangladesh, and West Africa for Johns Hopkins, Unicef and Harvard. Her first books were translations of folktales, which she also illustrated. Bang has received many awards and honors, including the prestigious Caldecott Honor Book Award three times, for The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, Ten, Nine, Eight and When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry. She won the Giverny Award for Best Science Picture Book for Common Ground in 1998. Ten, Nine, Eight also won the ALA Notable Children's Book and When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry, won the Charlotte Zolotow Award. It was also an ALA Notable Book and a Jane Addams Children's Honor Book Her titles include Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays, Tiger's Fall, Little Rat Sets Sail, My Light, and Picture This: Perception and Composition. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry...… (more)
Ten, Nine, Eight 2,165 copies, 110 reviews
The Paper Crane 1,114 copies, 43 reviews
Picture This: How Pictures Work 592 copies, 23 reviews
My Light (Author) 300 copies, 26 reviews
Yellow Ball 275 copies, 5 reviews
Goose 246 copies, 21 reviews
All of Me!: A Book of Thanks 165 copies, 26 reviews
When Sophie Thinks She Can't... 153 copies, 20 reviews
Dawn 139 copies, 15 reviews
The Day Leo Said I Hate You! (Illustrator) 196 copies, 82 reviews
Harley (Illustrator) 139 copies, 1 review
Little Rat Makes Music (Illustrator) 100 copies, 14 reviews

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