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Ingri d'Aulaire (1904–1980)

Author of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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About the Author

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Please do NOT combine this page with that of Edgar Parin D'Aulaire nor with any of the author pages that include both their names, nor any author page using only the surname. See "Who Should/Shouldn't Get combined" on the Author wiki page. Thank you.

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Works by Ingri d'Aulaire

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962) 5,387 copies
Abraham Lincoln (1939) 1,871 copies
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (1967) 1,715 copies
Benjamin Franklin (1950) 1,661 copies
Leif the Lucky (1941) 1,658 copies
Columbus (1955) 1,641 copies
George Washington (1936) 1,624 copies
Pocahontas (1948) 1,479 copies
Buffalo Bill (1952) 1,122 copies
D'Aulaires' Trolls (1972) 469 copies
d'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales (1963) — Editor — 230 copies
Children of the Northlights (1935) 217 copies
Wings for Per (1944) 173 copies
The Star Spangled Banner (1942) 159 copies
Ola (1932) 134 copies

Associated Works

Best in Children's Books 01 (1957) 153 copies
Best in Children's Books 18 (1959) 98 copies
Lisbeth Longfrock (1903) — Illustrator, some editions — 26 copies
Sølve Suntrap ... Translated by Anna Barwell (1910) — Illustrator, some editions — 6 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 5 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
d'Aulaire, Ingri
Other names
Mortenson, Ingri (birth name)
d'Aulaire, Ingri
Birthdate
1904-12-27
Date of death
1980-10-24
Gender
female
Nationality
Norway (birth)
USA (naturalized)
Birthplace
Kongsberg, Norway
Places of residence
Munich, Germany
Paris, France
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Wilton, Connecticut, USA
Norway
Occupations
children's book author
children's book illustrator
artist
Relationships
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin (husband)
Mortenson, Dagny (sister)
Awards and honors
Catholic Library Association Regina Medal (1970)
Caldecott Medal (1940)
Short biography
Ingri d'Aulaire (1904-1980) was an American children's artist and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. Born Ingri Mortenson in Kongsburg, Norway, she studied art in Norway, Germany and France, and met Edgar Parin d'Aulaire when she was a student in Munich. They married in 1925, and immigrated to the USA shortly thereafter, settling in Brooklyn in 1929. After pursuing separate careers initially, the couple turned to illustrating children's books together, releasing their first collaborative effort, The Magic Rug, in 1931. They settled in Wilton, Connecticut in 1941, and lived there until their deaths in the 1980s. Awarded the 1940 Caldecott Medal for their picture-book biography of Abraham Lincoln, the d'Aulaires published other children's biographies, as well as some notable works on Greek and Norse mythology. (source: Wikipedia)
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Independent reading level grades third through sixth
Traditional lit - myth or legend
 
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Teannawiggins21 | 99 other reviews | Mar 28, 2024 |
The beautiful illustrations one has come to expect in all the d'Aulaire books. But their chosen media and style were better suited to other subjects. It seems like any narrative where the characters wear tailored outfits is going to have less appealing illustrations. That's why "Pocahontas" and "Leif the Lucky" and even "Abe Lincoln" are books that are far easier on the eyes than "Columbus" or "George Washington".

Were there really bison in Virginia!? The skunks, the squirrels, and the beavers are all excellent, as expected.… (more)
½
 
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themulhern | 5 other reviews | Jan 21, 2024 |
An accessible and beautifully illustrated introduction to Greek mythology.
Caldecott Award-winners.
½
 
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madison02 | 99 other reviews | Dec 7, 2023 |
This is a great beginner-level introduction to Norse mythology, as the stories are somewhat simplified, but clear and entertaining.
 
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Works
31
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Members
20,247
Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
223
ISBNs
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Languages
7
Favorited
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