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William H. Hooks (1921–2008)

Author of Pioneer Cat

49 Works 2,142 Members 24 Reviews

About the Author

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Works by William H. Hooks

Pioneer Cat (1988) 389 copies
Moss Gown (1987) — Author — 200 copies
The Mighty Santa Fe (1993) 119 copies
The Ballad of Belle Dorcas (1990) 69 copies
Mr. Bubble Gum (1989) 60 copies
Lion and Lamb Step Out (1990) 54 copies
The Monster from the Sea (1992) 49 copies
Freedom's Fruit (1995) 35 copies
The Legend of the White Doe (1988) 25 copies
Bunny Tails (2005) 16 copies
Mean Jake and the Devils (1981) 9 copies
Maria's Cave (1977) 9 copies
Circle of fire (1982) 6 copies
A Flight of Dazzle Angels (1988) 5 copies
Doug Meets the Nu (1977) 1 copy
Lion and Lamb (1989) 1 copy
Crossing the line (1978) 1 copy
Pioneer Cat 1 copy

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Canonical name
Hooks, William H.
Birthdate
1921-11-14
Date of death
2008-03-03
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Whiteville, North Carolina, USA
Places of residence
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Education
University of North Carolina
Occupations
dancer
choreographer
Organizations
ABC television
Awards and honors
Distinguished Alumnus Award from UNC-Chapel Hill
Irma Simonton and James Black Award for Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature
American Association of University Women’s award for best books for children
Short biography
He was born in Whiteville, NC and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC with a master’s in history. He was a veteran of World War II. He was both a dancer and choreographer with his own dance company and was involved in a variety of theatrical productions, including “Unto These Hills,” “Horn of the West” and other historical outdoor dramas.

He was director of the Bank Street College Publications Group and was managing editor for the Bank Street Readers and Child Development Series. He was educational consultant to CBS for the “Captain Kangaroo Show,” for NBC weekend specials, and for the Peabody award-winning ABC “Afternoon Specials.” For 15 years he was a consultant to all of the ABC children’s TV programs.

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Oh my gosh, I love this! I’ve been reading lots of children’s Cinderella books, and some of them tend to be a little too similar to each other, but not this! No, this retelling was unique and it was so refreshing to read it. The illustrations were beautiful, the characters were lovely and the story was very enjoyable. Such a cute story.
 
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That_Crazy_Fangirl | 6 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
The story of Virginia Dare. First the facts then an indian legend. Well written and interesting. Good jumping off point for learning more about history. The boys liked it.
 
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Luziadovalongo | 1 other review | Jul 14, 2022 |
King Lear Cinderella Appalachia= Moss Gown.
Whimsical illustrations and desperately in need of a Pixar adaptation.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | 6 other reviews | Sep 24, 2021 |
Three of Aesop's fables are retold with rebuses and repeatable refrains.
 
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Works
49
Members
2,142
Popularity
#12,011
Rating
3.9
Reviews
24
ISBNs
178
Languages
2

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