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Jack Kent (1920–1985)

Author of There's No Such Thing as a Dragon

Includes the names: Jack Kent, Jack Kwnt, Kent Jack (CON)/ Kent Jack

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Jack Kent was born in 1920 in Burlington, Iowa. He left high school at the age of 15 and began a career as a freelance commercial artist. His first nationally recognized work was King Aroo whcih was syndicated and distributed from 1950-1965. The early comic strips were collected in a 192 page book, King Aroo, published in 1953. Jack Kent wrote and drew the 1968 syndicated Christmas cominstrip, Why Christmas Almost Wasn't. Jack Kent and his wife named their home on the banks of the San Antonio River King Aroo's Castle. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968. Jack Kent's book, Just Only John, received awards from the Chicago Graphics Associates and the Children's Book Clinic. The New York Times named his book Mr. Meebles outstanding picture book of the year for 1970. Some of Jack Kent's more famous works are Silly Goose, The Biggest Shadow in the Zoo and The Caterpillar and The Polliwog. He continued to write and illustrate children's books until his death in 1985 from leukemia. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from There's No Such Thing as a Dragon
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There's No Such Thing as a Dragon 812 copies, 17 reviews
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog 507 copies, 11 reviews
Socks for Supper 281 copies, 7 reviews
The Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale 280 copies, 8 reviews
The Biggest Shadow in the Zoo 135 copies, 2 reviews
Round Robin 101 copies, 2 reviews
Little Peep 93 copies, 3 reviews
Joey Runs Away 91 copies, 3 reviews
Clotilda 84 copies
Joey 83 copies, 1 review
The Wizard of Wallaby Wallow 83 copies, 2 reviews
Just Only John 78 copies, 1 review
More Spaghetti, I Say! (Illustrator, some editions) 1,836 copies, 47 reviews
If You Grew Up with George Washington (Illustrator, some editions) 1,075 copies, 4 reviews
The Bremen-Town Musicians (Easy-to-Read Folktales) (Illustrator) 799 copies, 5 reviews
Q is for Duck: an Alphabet Guessing Game (Illustrator) 447 copies, 13 reviews
I Was Walking Down The Road (Illustrator) 360 copies, 2 reviews
Why Can't I Fly? (Illustrator) 276 copies
The Emperor's New Clothes (Illustrator) 182 copies
The Simple Prince (Illustrator) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Ice Cream Soup (Original story) 55 copies, 1 review
Big Bear, Spare That Tree (Illustrator) 31 copies
The Twiddle Twins' Haunted House (Illustrator) 31 copies
Janie and the Giant (Illustrator) 21 copies
The Girl Who Wouldn't Get Married (Illustrator) 21 copies
The magic carrot seeds (Illustrator) 17 copies
Laura's Story (Illustrator) 7 copies

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King Aroo daily comic strips (1950-1965) and numerous Children's books that he illustrated and/or wrote (1968-1985).
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