Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
2,797 (116,899)2,4459,056 (3.99)18
Trina Schart Hyman was born on April 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Art, and Konstfackskolan, the Swedish State Art School. While living in Sweden, she got her first illustration job with Brown and Little. Her first work, Toffe and the Little Car, was published in 1961. During her lifetime, she illustrate over 150 children's books. She received numerous awards including a Horn Award for King Stork in 1973, the Caldecott Medal for Margaret Hodges's St. George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend Adapted from Edmund Spenser's 'Faerie Queen', and Caldecott honors three times for Little Red Riding Hood, A Child's Calendar, and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. She also wrote and illustrated her own books including How Six Found Christmas, A Little Alphabet, Little Red Riding Hood, and Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman. She joined the staff of Cricket magazine for children as an artist and illustrator in 1972 and became its art director before leaving in 1979. She died from complications of breast cancer on November 19, 2004 at the age of 65. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Little Red Riding Hood… (more)
A Christmas Carol (Illustrator, some editions) 23,458 copies, 502 reviews
Peter Pan (Illustrator, some editions) 18,008 copies, 313 reviews
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Illustrator, some editions) 11,168 copies, 130 reviews
Dealing with Dragons (Cover artist, some editions) 5,582 copies, 143 reviews
Catherine, Called Birdy (Cover artist, some editions) 5,200 copies, 81 reviews
The Midwife's Apprentice (Cover artist, some editions) 4,275 copies, 112 reviews
Searching for Dragons (Cover artist, some editions) 3,420 copies, 58 reviews
Calling on Dragons (Cover artist, some editions) 3,103 copies, 42 reviews
Talking to Dragons (Cover artist, some editions) 3,101 copies, 46 reviews
Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend (Illustrator) 2,790 copies, 70 reviews
The Castle in the Attic (Cover artist, some editions) 2,747 copies, 46 reviews
Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (Cover artist, some editions) 2,293 copies, 43 reviews
A Child's Christmas in Wales (Illustrator, some editions) 1,806 copies, 48 reviews
The Boggart (Cover artist, some editions) 1,482 copies, 22 reviews
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (Cover artist, some editions) 1,278 copies, 14 reviews
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? (Illustrator, some editions) 1,228 copies, 9 reviews
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Illustrator) 1,208 copies, 43 reviews
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? (Illustrator, some editions) 1,152 copies, 7 reviews
Winter Poems (Illustrator) 1,116 copies, 10 reviews
Matilda Bone (Cover artist, some editions) 1,017 copies, 16 reviews
Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems (Illustrator) 952 copies, 23 reviews
A Child's Calendar (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator) 947 copies, 42 reviews
Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits (Cover artist, some editions) 885 copies, 24 reviews
The Big Book for Peace (Illustrator) 783 copies, 14 reviews
The Arkadians (Cover artist, some editions) 749 copies, 11 reviews
The Seer and the Sword (Cover artist, some editions) 682 copies, 11 reviews
Wizard's Hall (Cover artist, some editions) 678 copies, 15 reviews
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons (Cover artist, some editions) 678 copies, 12 reviews
Girl in a Cage (Cover artist) 582 copies, 9 reviews
The Fortune-Tellers (Illustrator) 535 copies, 16 reviews
The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur (Illustrator) 526 copies, 6 reviews
The Boggart and the Monster (Cover artist, some editions) 526 copies, 6 reviews
Tight Times (Illustrator) 459 copies, 49 reviews
The Night Journey (Illustrator, some editions) 453 copies, 6 reviews
Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs (Cover artist, some editions) 449 copies, 5 reviews
Canterbury Tales [adapted by Barbara Cohen] (Illustrator) 418 copies, 5 reviews
Snow White (Illustrator) 395 copies, 25 reviews
The Jedera Adventure (Cover artist, some editions) 382 copies, 4 reviews
A Well-Timed Enchantment (Cover artist, some editions) 345 copies, 5 reviews
A Hidden Magic (Illustrator, some editions) 313 copies, 6 reviews
The Court of the Stone Children (Cover artist, some editions) 276 copies, 7 reviews
The Philadelphia Adventure (Cover artist, some editions) 267 copies, 2 reviews
Among the Dolls (Illustrator, some editions) 267 copies, 15 reviews
The Healer's Keep (Cover artist, some editions) 242 copies, 4 reviews
The Serpent Slayer: and Other Stories of Strong Women (Illustrator) 236 copies, 8 reviews
Swan Lake (Illustrator) 225 copies, 3 reviews
Tree Girl (Cover artist, some editions) 221 copies, 6 reviews
Merlin and the Making of the King (Illustrator) 220 copies, 6 reviews
Rapunzel (Illustrator) 185 copies, 4 reviews
The Fairy Tale Life of Hans Christian Andersen (Illustrator, some editions) 176 copies, 1 review
Prince Across the Water (Cover artist, some editions) 170 copies, 1 review
The Water of Life: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm (Illustrator) 169 copies, 4 reviews
The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol (Illustrator, some editions) 155 copies, 4 reviews
A Room Made of Windows (Illustrator, some editions) 153 copies, 3 reviews
The Ghost Next Door (Cover artist, some editions) 148 copies, 3 reviews
Bow Wow! Meow! A First Book of Sounds (Illustrator) 127 copies
The Bad Times of Irma Baumlein (Illustrator, some editions) 127 copies, 5 reviews
Bearskin (Illustrator) 124 copies, 4 reviews
The Moon Singer (Illustrator) 124 copies, 1 review
The Golem: A Version (Illustrator) 121 copies, 2 reviews
Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam (Illustrator) 118 copies, 4 reviews
Man Who Loved Books (Illustrator) 117 copies, 2 reviews
King Stork (Illustrator) 110 copies, 6 reviews
My First Book of Sounds (Little Golden Book) (Illustrator, some editions) 106 copies
Star Mother's Youngest Child (Illustrator) 106 copies, 5 reviews
How Does It Feel to be Old? (Illustrator) 100 copies, 2 reviews
The Walking Stones (Illustrator, some editions) 99 copies, 2 reviews
A Walk out of the World (Illustrator, some editions) 95 copies, 2 reviews
The Hero from Otherwhere (Illustrator, some editions) 85 copies, 2 reviews
The Everything Book: A Treasury of Things to Make and Do (Illustrator, some editions) 82 copies, 1 review
Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon (Illustrator) 79 copies, 9 reviews
Iron John (Illustrator) 76 copies, 6 reviews
Comus (Illustrator) 75 copies, 3 reviews
Ghost Eye (Illustrator) 72 copies, 1 review
Joy to the World: Christmas Legends (Illustrator) 66 copies, 2 reviews
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia (Illustrator, some editions) 65 copies, 1 review
Wish on a Unicorn (Cover artist, some editions) 64 copies, 5 reviews
Witch Poems (Illustrator) 62 copies, 6 reviews
Christmas Poems (Illustrator) 56 copies, 3 reviews
Riddles, Riddles from A to Z (Illustrator) 54 copies
Cat Poems (Illustrator) 53 copies, 7 reviews
Figgie Hobbin (Illustrator, some editions) 52 copies, 3 reviews
That Noodle-head Epaminondas (Illustrator, some editions) 50 copies
Two Queens of Heaven: Aphrodite and Demeter (Greek Myths) (Illustrator, some editions) 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Shy Little Girl (Illustrator) 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Marrow of the World (Illustrator, some editions) 42 copies, 2 reviews
Children of the Salmon and Other Irish Folk Tales (Illustrator, some editions) 41 copies
The Hanukkah Ghosts (Cover artist, some editions) 39 copies, 1 review
Clever Cooks: A Ready-Mix of Stories, Recipes & Riddles (Illustrator, some editions) 39 copies, 1 review
Sir MacHinery (Illustrator, some editions) 38 copies, 1 review
The Faery Flag: Stories and Poems of Fantasy and the Supernatural (Cover artist, some editions) 37 copies, 1 review
Stuck with Luck (Illustrator, some editions) 36 copies
Poor Tom's Ghost (Cover artist, some editions) 36 copies, 2 reviews
The Pumpkin Giant (Illustrator) 34 copies, 2 reviews
The Wanderers (Illustrator, some editions) 33 copies
Dragon Stew (Illustrator) 33 copies
Sarah and Katie (Illustrator) 27 copies, 1 review
The Big Green Bean (Illustrator) 27 copies, 1 review
Magic in the Mist (Illustrator) 27 copies, 3 reviews
Moon Eyes (Illustrator, some editions) 22 copies
Sky Carver (Cover artist) 22 copies
Fairy Poems (Illustrator) 22 copies
Listen, Children, Listen (Illustrator) 21 copies, 1 review
On to Widecombe Fair (Illustrator) 20 copies
The Quitting Deal (Illustrator) 20 copies, 1 review
Haunts: Five Hair-Raising Tales (Illustrator) 18 copies
Boy in the Middle (Illustrator) 17 copies
Curl Up Small (Illustrator) 17 copies
Joanna Runs Away (Illustrator) 16 copies, 1 review
Big Sixteen (Illustrator) 16 copies, 4 reviews
George (Illustrator) 15 copies
Greta the Strong (Illustrator) 15 copies
Meet Guguze (Illustrator, some editions) 14 copies, 1 review
Cinnamon Seed (Illustrator, some editions) 13 copies
Princess Rosetta and the Popcorn Man (Illustrator, some editions) 13 copies
Take It or Leave It (Illustrator) 13 copies, 1 review
Billy Finds Out (Illustrator, some editions) 11 copies
The Coming of Pout (Illustrator) 10 copies
Billy Celebrates (Illustrator, some editions) 9 copies
Benjamin the True (Illustrator) 9 copies
South Star (Cover artist, some editions) 8 copies
Greedy Mariani and Other Folktales of the Antilles (Illustrator, some editions) 8 copies
Home (Cover artist, some editions) 8 copies
The Half-time Gypsy (Illustrator, some editions) 7 copies
The Little Red Flower (Illustrator) 6 copies
All in free but Janey (Illustrator) 6 copies
The Cabin on the Fjord (Illustrator) 6 copies
Break a Magic Circle (Illustrator, some editions) 6 copies
Magic heart (Illustrator) 6 copies
How I Went Shopping and What I Got (Illustrator) 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, September 1973 (Cover artist) 5 copies, 1 review
The popular girls club (Illustrator) 5 copies
Who says so? (Illustrator) 3 copies
I Do My Best (Illustrator) 3 copies, 1 review
19th century (589) adventure (722) American literature (329) British literature (330) children (1,142) children's (2,274) children's books (420) children's fiction (406) children's literature (989) Christmas (2,244) classic (1,935) classics (1,973) dragons (1,455) ebook (392) Enchanted Forest Chronicles (455) England (785) fairy tales (886) fantasy (6,752) fiction (7,838) folklore (314) ghosts (448) historical fiction (1,756) history (484) humor (774) illustrated (367) juvenile (433) literature (1,045) magic (701) medieval (576) Middle Ages (613) novel (765) own (447) picture book (1,303) poetry (981) read (1,037) series (380) time travel (411) to-read (2,514) YA (1,148) young adult (1,534)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.99)
0.5 10
1 194
1.5 34
2 794
2.5 168
3 3786
3.5 794
4 6697
4.5 666
5 6254

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Trina Schart Hyman is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Trina Schart Hyman is composed of 10 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 194,760,281 books! | Top bar: Always visible