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Barbara Cooney (1917–2000)

Author of Miss Rumphius

Includes the names: Barbara Cooney, Barbara Cooney, Barbara By Cooney

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7,394 (41,463)9042,649 (4.13)40
Miss Rumphius 4,724 copies, 161 reviews
Island Boy 659 copies, 16 reviews
Eleanor 639 copies, 46 reviews
Letting Swift River Go (Illustrator) 404 copies, 8 reviews
The Little Juggler 62 copies, 4 reviews
Peter and the Wolf Pop-up Book 54 copies, 1 review
Little Women (Illustrator, some editions) 15,454 copies, 227 reviews
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (Illustrator, some editions) 2,984 copies, 43 reviews
Ox-Cart Man (Illustrator) 2,756 copies, 89 reviews
Bambi: A Life in the Woods (Illustrator, some editions) 1,812 copies, 39 reviews
Roxaboxen (Illustrator) 1,789 copies, 39 reviews
Chanticleer and the Fox (Illustrator) 1,160 copies, 31 reviews
The Story of Holly and Ivy (Illustrator, some editions) 955 copies, 18 reviews
The Big Book for Peace (Illustrator) 682 copies, 14 reviews
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Illustrator, some editions) 609 copies, 20 reviews
Christmas in the Barn (Illustrator, some editions) 572 copies, 10 reviews
Kildee House (Illustrator) 553 copies, 6 reviews
Emily (Illustrator) 539 copies, 11 reviews
Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl (Illustrator, some editions) 401 copies, 8 reviews
Emma (Illustrator) 304 copies, 10 reviews
The Little Fir Tree (Illustrator, some editions) 283 copies, 13 reviews
The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes (Illustrator) 258 copies, 2 reviews
The Crows of Pearblossom (Illustrator, some editions) 256 copies, 9 reviews
The Owl and the Pussycat (Illustrator, some editions) 170 copies, 5 reviews
When the Sky is Like Lace (Illustrator) 121 copies, 6 reviews
Squawk to the Moon, Little Goose (Illustrator) 95 copies, 1 review
Spirit Child: A Story of the Nativity (Illustrator) 87 copies, 5 reviews
Best in Children's Books 01 (Illustrator) 84 copies, 1 review
The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons (Illustrator) 77 copies, 3 reviews
Princess Tales (Contributor) 76 copies
Best in Children's Books 25 (Illustrator) 60 copies
Best in Children's Books 21 (Illustrator) 59 copies
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Spain (Illustrator, some editions) 58 copies
Just Plain Maggie (Illustrator) 58 copies
The Donkey Prince (Illustrator) 49 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 03 (Illustrator) 42 copies
The Best Christmas (Illustrator, some editions) 27 copies, 3 reviews
Animal Folk Songs for Children (Illustrator) 26 copies
Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two (Illustrator) 23 copies, 3 reviews
Peter's Long Walk (Illustrator) 23 copies
The House Mouse (Illustrator) 15 copies
Christmas Folk (Illustrator) 15 copies, 2 reviews
Hermes, Lord of Robbers: Homeric Hymn Number Four (Illustrator) 13 copies, 1 review
"I am cherry alive," the little girl sang (Illustrator, some editions) 13 copies
Dionysos and the Pirates: Homeric Hymn Number Seven (Illustrator) 12 copies, 1 review
Katie's Magic Glasses (Illustrator) 12 copies, 1 review
Pepper (Illustrator) 10 copies

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Barbara Cooney was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was a stockbroker and her mother was an artist who encouraged Barbara's talent for art. She attended private schools and graduated from Smith College before briefly attending art school in New York. A year later, she got her first commission: the illustrations for Ake and His World (1940) by Bertil Malmberg. During World War II, Barbara served in the Women’s Army Corps and married Guy Murchie in 1944. They had two children. The couple later divorced and Barbara remarried in 1949 to Charles T. Porter, a physician, with whom she had two children. In the course of her long career, Barbara Cooney illustrated more than 100 books. After receiving her second Caldecott award, she began to write books as well. In her final years, she lived in a house in Maine overlooking the sea.
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