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Karla Kuskin (1932–2009)

Author of Under My Hood I Have a Hat

45+ Works 2,557 Members 85 Reviews

About the Author

Karla Kuskin was born in Manhattan on July 17, 1932. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Yale University in 1955. Her first book, Roar and More (1956), was the result of her senior graphic-arts project, for which she had to design and print a book on a small press. She was the author show more or illustrator of more than 50 children's books during her lifetime including In the Middle of the Trees (1958); The Rose on My Cake (1964); The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (1982); The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed (1986); Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987); City Dog (1994); The Upstairs Cat (1997); Moon, Have You Met My Mother? (2003); and Traces (2008). She died of cortical basal ganglionic degeneration on August 20, 2009 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Karla Kuskin

Under My Hood I Have a Hat (2004) 586 copies
Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987) 133 copies
Roar and More (1956) 100 copies
The Animals and the Ark (1958) 67 copies
I Am Me (2000) 63 copies
James and the Rain (1962) 59 copies
Green as a Bean (2007) 57 copies
The Upstairs Cat (1997) 47 copies
City Dog (1994) 39 copies
Patchwork island (1994) 34 copies
Herbert Hated Being Small (1979) 29 copies
The bear who saw the spring (1961) 20 copies
City Noises (1994) 18 copies
In the Middle of the Trees (1958) 17 copies
Toots the Cat (2005) 16 copies
Paul (1994) 14 copies
Any Me I Want to Be: Poems (1972) 13 copies
Which Horse Is William? (1992) 12 copies
Rose on My Cake (1964) 11 copies
A Space Story (1978) 9 copies
Square as a house (1960) 7 copies
All sizes of noises (1962) 6 copies
Night Again (1981) 5 copies
Sand and snow (1965) 2 copies
What did you bring me? (1973) 1 copy
Watson 1 copy

Associated Works

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contributor — 2,159 copies
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Contributor — 705 copies
O Ye Jigs & Juleps! (1962) — Illustrator — 420 copies
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Contributor — 82 copies
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Contributor — 66 copies
Witch Poems (1976) — Contributor — 63 copies
Credos & Quips (1964) — Illustrator — 36 copies
Going Barefoot and Other Poems (1987) — Contributor — 18 copies
Sing for joy: a songbook for young children (1961) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Contributor — 7 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 7, March 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Who Woke the Sun? — Illustrator — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Kuskin, Karla Seidman
Birthdate
1932-07-17
Date of death
2009-08-20
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Education
Yale University
Occupations
children's book author
children's book illustrator
poet
Short biography
Karla Kuskin grew up in New York City, and wanted to write and draw from an early age. Her many books include those written by her, or illustrated by her, and those she has both written and illustrated. She first became well-known with her 1956 book Roar and More, and went on to produce such award-winning and popular titles as In the Middle of the Trees (1959), The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (1982), The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed (1986), and The Sky Is Always in the Sky (1998). In 1979, she won a National Council of Teachers of English Poetry prize for her body of work.

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Mustygusher | 1 other review | Dec 19, 2022 |
Just meh. Some of the meter is really weird.
 
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readingjag | 2 other reviews | Nov 29, 2021 |
This is a marvelous book about the orchestra. It introduces the concept of the symphony by showing the musicans preparing for a concert by bathing and dressing and going to the concert hall. It's a little long for storytime, but for a kid with a good attention span it would be a great one-on-one. It makes me kind of sad that it's no longer very well known, because it's just terrific.
 
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readingjag | 14 other reviews | Nov 29, 2021 |
The spirit of Jerusalem still shines after 3,000 years of being battered and burned and rebuilt.
 
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BLTSbraille | 1 other review | Sep 4, 2021 |

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Works
45
Also by
14
Members
2,557
Popularity
#10,043
Rating
3.9
Reviews
85
ISBNs
105
Languages
4

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