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Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and immigrated to the United States in 1928. Though he was also a painter and sculptor, he is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books. During his early career Galdone worked in the art department at Doubleday where he designed a successful book jacket. The experience led him to believe that he could make a living as a freelance illustrator. He left behind the working world of New York City when he and his wife moved to rural Rockland County, New York. Many of Galdone's works are adaptations of fairy tales and folktales. Some of these are The House that Jack Built (1961), Cinderella (1978), and Three Aesop Fox Fables (1971). He illustrated the well-known Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars and sequels written by Ellen MacGregor. He has illustrated works by John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. During his career he illustrated over 100 books and wrote and illustrated several dozen others. Galdone was twice runner up for the Caldecott Medal, in 1957 and 1958. Paul Galdone died in 1986. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Little Red Hen 1,651 copies, 57 reviews
The Three Bears 1,091 copies, 24 reviews
Three Little Kittens 743 copies, 25 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin 324 copies, 20 reviews
Jack and the Beanstalk 288 copies, 5 reviews
The Teeny-Tiny Woman 279 copies, 15 reviews
Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee 217 copies, 4 reviews
Puss in Boots 215 copies, 1 review
The Elves and the Shoemaker 209 copies, 6 reviews
The Frog Prince 175 copies, 5 reviews
Three Aesop Fox Fables 142 copies, 4 reviews
Hans in Luck 88 copies
The Magic Porridge Pot 87 copies, 7 reviews
Cinderella (Folk Tale Classics) 72 copies, 5 reviews
The Hare and the Tortoise 30 copies, 2 reviews
Little Tuppen 28 copies
House That Jack Built 23 copies, 1 review
The Monster and the Tailor 23 copies, 1 review
Little Bo-Peep 17 copies
The Wise Fool 15 copies, 5 reviews
People I'd Like to Keep (Illustrator) 11 copies
Poule Plumette 3 copies, 1 review
Rumleskaft 1 copy
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (Illustrator, some editions) 3,593 copies, 27 reviews
Paul Revere's Ride (Illustrator) 1,529 copies, 29 reviews
George Washington's Breakfast (Illustrator) 1,184 copies, 9 reviews
The Sword in the Tree (Illustrator, some editions) 1,060 copies, 5 reviews
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (Illustrator, some editions) 1,060 copies, 13 reviews
Full Moon (Illustrator, some editions) 924 copies, 23 reviews
The Perilous Road (Illustrator) 849 copies, 7 reviews
Anatole (Illustrator) 692 copies, 11 reviews
The Princess and the Pea (Illustrator, some editions) 546 copies, 26 reviews
Basil of Baker Street (Illustrator) 515 copies, 12 reviews
Grandfather and I (Illustrator, some editions) 403 copies, 56 reviews
Your Skin and Mine (Illustrator, some editions) 377 copies, 4 reviews
Grandmother and I (Illustrator) 306 copies, 17 reviews
The Lemonade Trick (Illustrator) 278 copies, 3 reviews
Anatole and the Cat (Illustrator) 271 copies, 8 reviews
Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars (Illustrator) 260 copies, 6 reviews
Three Blind Mice (Illustrator, some editions) 219 copies, 11 reviews
The Whales Go By (Illustrator) 204 copies, 2 reviews
Three Ducks Went Wandering (Illustrator) 188 copies, 4 reviews
Miss Pickerell Goes to the Arctic (Illustrator; some editions) 167 copies, 4 reviews
Miss Pickerell and the Geiger Counter (Illustrator) 164 copies, 3 reviews
Basil in Mexico (Illustrator) 162 copies, 3 reviews
Heroines of the Early West (Illustrator) 156 copies, 1 review
Basil and the Pygmy Cats (Illustrator) 152 copies, 3 reviews
Anatole and the Toyshop (Illustrator) 151 copies
Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea (Illustrator) 147 copies, 2 reviews
Winter Danger (Illustrator) 144 copies
The Tailypo: A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics) (Illustrator) 139 copies, 4 reviews
sea full of whales (Illustrator) 126 copies
The Far Frontier (Illustrator) 125 copies
Basil and the Lost Colony (Illustrator) 123 copies, 3 reviews
Hungry Fox and the Foxy Duck (Illustrator) 120 copies, 3 reviews
Anatole over Paris. (Illustrator) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Look at Your Eyes (Illustrator, some editions) 115 copies, 2 reviews
Anatole and the Piano (Illustrator) 114 copies, 1 review
The Owl and the Pussycat [Galdone] (Illustrator) 107 copies, 1 review
The Disappearing Dog Trick (Illustrator) 106 copies, 1 review
The Mysterious Schoolmaster (Illustrator, some editions) 88 copies
Space Cat (Illustrator) 82 copies, 1 review
The Hangman's Ghost Trick (Illustrator) 76 copies, 1 review
Anatole and the Thirty Thieves (Illustrator) 72 copies, 1 review
Basil in the Wild West (Illustrator) 71 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Touch (Illustrator, some editions) 70 copies
Best in Children's Books 30 (Illustrator) 69 copies
Miss Osborne-the-Mop (Illustrator) 65 copies
The Mailbox Trick (Illustrator) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Who Goes There, Lincoln? (Illustrator) 59 copies
The Sunlit Sea (Illustrator) 56 copies
The Cool Ride in the Sky (Illustrator) 54 copies, 2 reviews
Secrets of Hidden Creek (Illustrator) 54 copies
Best in Children's Books 24 (Illustrator) 54 copies
The Hairy Horror Trick (Illustrator) 53 copies, 1 review
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog (Illustrator, some editions) 52 copies
Best in Children's Books 19 (Illustrator) 51 copies
Space Cat Meets Mars (Illustrator) 47 copies
Best in Children's Books 13 (Illustrator) 47 copies
Best in Children's Books 03 (Illustrator) 46 copies
Barbara Frietchie (Illustrator) 40 copies, 2 reviews
The Adventures of Homer Fink (Illustrator) 40 copies, 1 review
The Ghost of Five Owl Farm (Illustrator) 39 copies, 1 review
Space Cat Visits Venus (Illustrator) 35 copies
The Limerick Trick (Illustrator) 35 copies, 1 review
The Shy Stegosaurus of Indian Springs (some editions) 34 copies, 1 review
Elbert: The Mind Reader (Illustrator) 34 copies
Space Cat and the Kittens (Illustrator) 33 copies
The Baseball Trick (Illustrator) 30 copies, 1 review
The Talking Turnip (Illustrator) 30 copies
The Lone Hunt (Illustrator) 30 copies
The Robber Ghost (Illustrator, some editions) 30 copies
High Sounds Low Sounds (Illustrator, some editions) 29 copies
The Home Run Trick (Illustrator) 26 copies, 1 review
Wriggles, the Little Wishing Pig (Illustrator) 25 copies
Of Mikes and Men (Illustrator) 25 copies, 1 review
Anatole and the Poodle (Illustrator) 24 copies, 1 review
At Jesus' House (Illustrator) 24 copies
The Turnabout Trick (Illustrator) 24 copies, 1 review
Zed and the Monsters (Reading-on-My-Own Book) (Illustrator) 23 copies, 1 review
The Hateful Plateful Trick (Illustrator) 22 copies, 1 review
Anatole and the Pied Piper (Illustrator) 22 copies, 1 review
The Blind Men and the Elephant (Illustrator, some editions) 21 copies, 1 review
Tomahawks and Trouble (Illustrator) 21 copies
Anatole in Italy (Illustrator) 20 copies, 1 review
Evergreen Tales No. 11 Pandora's Box (Illustrator) 20 copies
The Hockey Trick (Illustrator) 20 copies, 1 review
Anatole and the Robot (Illustrator) 19 copies, 3 reviews
Theodore Turtle (Illustrator) 19 copies
The Battle of the Kegs (Illustrator) 15 copies
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Illustrator) 15 copies, 2 reviews
The Black Mask Trick (Illustrator) 14 copies, 1 review
The Little Girl and the Big Bear (Illustrator) 14 copies, 3 reviews
Night Cat (Illustrator, some editions) 12 copies
The Princess and the Pea (Illustrator) 10 copies
Timmy And The Tin Can Telephone (Illustrator) 10 copies
Ote: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale (Illustrator) 9 copies, 1 review
Two Laughable Lyrics (Illustrator) 9 copies
A Gaggle of Geese (Illustrator) 8 copies
Counting Carnival (Illustrator) 8 copies
Try It Again, Sam; Safety When You Walk (Illustrator) 8 copies, 2 reviews
Animals on the Ceiling (Illustrator, some editions) 8 copies
Rusty Rings a Bell (Illustrator) 7 copies
Whiskers My Cat (Illustrator) 7 copies
Sidney's Ghost (Illustrator) 7 copies
Hereafterthis (Illustrator) 6 copies
Budd's Noisy Wagon (Illustrator) 5 copies
Dance of the Animals: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale (Illustrator) 5 copies, 1 review
Three Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrator) 5 copies
The Big Basketball Prize (Illustrator) 5 copies
Two and Me Makes Three (Illustrator) 4 copies
That's Right Edie (Illustrator) 4 copies
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True Adventures of Doctors (Illustrator) 4 copies
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Wallace the Wandering Pig (Illustrator) 3 copies
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Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1914 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come. [from www.loc.gov (Library of Congress) retrieved 5/23/2013]
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