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Sydney Hoff, a well-known cartoonist, author, and illustrator of books for children and young adults, was born in 1912 New York City and raised in the Bronx. His young adult novel, Irving and Me, was named one of the 10 best books for children by the New York Times. Hoff first became interested in drawing as a child. Although he dropped out of public school, he later attended the National Academy of Design in New York City, where he studied to become a serious painter. However, at the age of 18 he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker; this launched his career as a cartoonist. Hoff has also drawn cartoon advertisements for CBS and has written short mysteries for popular mystery magazines. One of his earliest and most enduringly popular works is Danny and the Dinosaur, published in 1958. He wrote this book to entertain one of his daughters who was sick. Hoff's audience is, for the most part, the young child who likes clear illustrations, friendly animals, and a limited text. Hoff died of pneumonia on May 12, 2004 in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Dora, had two children. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Danny and the Dinosaur… (more)
Danny and the Dinosaur 5,546 copies, 53 reviews
Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Level 1) 3,305 copies, 21 reviews
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp 1,451 copies, 8 reviews
Oliver (I Can Read Level 1) 1,126 copies, 6 reviews
The Horse in Harry's Room 893 copies, 3 reviews
Chester (I Can Read Level 1) 728 copies, 3 reviews
Julius (An I Can Read Book) 722 copies, 9 reviews
Mrs. Brice's Mice 704 copies, 2 reviews
Grizzwold 667 copies, 3 reviews
Captain Cat 610 copies, 5 reviews
Stanley (I Can Read Level 1) 442 copies, 5 reviews
Walpole 363 copies, 1 review
The Littlest Leaguer 355 copies, 2 reviews
Barney's Horse 332 copies
Arturo's Baton 163 copies
Duncan the Dancing Duck 160 copies, 1 review
Santa's Moose 159 copies, 4 reviews
Little Chief 114 copies
Where's Prancer? 46 copies, 1 review
Bernard on His Own 34 copies, 1 review
SOFT SKULL SAM 30 copies
Henrietta, Circus Star 27 copies, 1 review
Lengthy 21 copies, 1 review
Irving and Me 20 copies
Feeling No Pain 11 copies
Mrs. Switch 10 copies, 1 review
Palace bug; 8 copies
My Aunt Rosie 7 copies
Patty's pet 6 copies
Mahatma 3 copies
Slithers 2 copies
Wanda's Wand 2 copies
Out of gas! 2 copies
Sælen Ole 1 copy
Mahatma, 1 copy
Morris Goes to School (Illustrator) 2,118 copies, 25 reviews
A Book About Christopher Columbus (Illustrator) 278 copies, 2 reviews
Morris and Boris at the Circus (Illustrator) 258 copies, 2 reviews
I Saw You in the Bathtub: And Other Folk Rhymes (Illustrator) 198 copies, 2 reviews
The Homework Caper (I Can Read Mystery) (Illustrator) 74 copies, 1 review
The Boy Who Could Find Anything (Illustrator) 73 copies
Donald and the Fish that Walked (Illustrator) 51 copies, 1 review
The Rooftop Mystery (Illustrator) 47 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Death-Mate (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 23 copies
Still More Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 20 copies
More Letters from Camp (Illustrator) 20 copies
The Girls from Esquire (Contributor) 18 copies
Bigfoot Makes a Movie (Illustrator) 15 copies
I Should Have Stayed in Bed (Illustrator) 14 copies
A Super Fullback for the Super Bowl (Illustrator, some editions) 14 copies
My dear Bella (Illustrator) 10 copies
Thunder over the Bronx (Illustrator) 3 copies
Parm me (Illustrator) 2 copies
Play ball with Roger the Dodger (Illustrator) 1 copy
Travl dag på skafottet (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
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