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Robert Lawson (1) [1892–1957]

This page covers the author of Rabbit Hill.

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Robert Lawson was born in 1892 in New York City. He studied art for three years under illustrator Howard Giles. His career as an illustrator began in 1914, when his illustration for a poem about the invasion of Belgium was published in Harper's Weekly. In 1922, he illustrated his first children's book, The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat. Subsequently he illustrated dozens of children's books by other authors, including such well-known titles as The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. He has illustrated as many as forty books by other authors, and another seventeen books that he himself was author of, including Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin By His Good Mouse Amos and Rabbit Hill. His work was widely admired, and he became the first, and so far only, person to be given both the Caldecott Medal (They Were Strong and Good, 1941) and the Newbery Medal (Rabbit Hill, 1945). Ben and Me earned a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961. Lawson died in 1957 at his home in Westport, Connecticut, in a house that he referred to as Rabbit Hill, since it had been the setting for his book of the same name. He was 64. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Rabbit Hill… (more)
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Prince Prigio (Illustrator, some editions) 35 copies, 1 review
The Golden Horseshoe (Illustrator) 33 copies
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Under The Tent Of The Sky (Illustrator, some editions) 28 copies
The Unicorn with Silver Shoes (Illustrator) 27 copies, 1 review
Nelly Custis, daughter of Mount Vernon, (Illustrator, some editions) 21 copies
The story of Jesus for young people (Illustrator, some editions) 21 copies
Haven's End (some editions) 17 copies
Drums of Monmouth (Illustrator, some editions) 16 copies
I hear America singing;: An anthology of folk poetry, (Illustrator, some editions) 15 copies
The Story of Simpson and Sampson (Illustrator) 14 copies, 1 review
Benjamin Franklin (Real People) (Illustrator, some editions) 14 copies
Slim (Illustrator, some editions) 12 copies
From the horn of the moon (Illustrator) 11 copies
High Tension (Illustrator, some editions) 11 copies, 1 review
Peik (Illustrator, some editions) 11 copies
The Wee Men of Ballywooden (Illustrator, some editions) 10 copies
Ben and Me [1953 animated short film] (Original story) 9 copies
Tunes and Harmonies (The World of Music) (Illustrator, some editions) 9 copies
The Hurdy-Gurdy Man (Illustrator) 8 copies, 1 review
Greylock and the Robins (Illustrator, some editions) 8 copies
Wind of the Vikings : a tale of the Orkney isles (Illustrator, some editions) 6 copies
Robert Lawson on my shelves (Illustrator) 5 copies
Writing books for boys and girls (Contributor, some editions) 5 copies
Robert Lawson (Illustrator) 3 copies
One foot in Fairyland (Illustrator, some editions) 3 copies
ROVING LOBSTER (Illustrator) 3 copies
Evergreen Tales Group 2 (Illustrator, some editions) 3 copies
The Connecticut Cookbook (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 2 copies
Miranda is a Princess; a Story of Old Spain (Illustrator, some editions) 2 copies
Seven Beads of Wampum (Illustrator, some editions) 2 copies
Wychwood (Illustrator, some editions) 1 copy
The Shoelace Robin (Illustrator, some editions) 1 copy
Francis Scott Key (Illustrator, some editions) 1 copy
Rabbit Hill [1967 - Film] (Based on his Book) 1 copy
Mathematics for Success, (Illustrator, some editions) 1 copy
The New People and Progress - Ben and Me (Contributor, some editions) 1 copy
Betsy Ross (Illustrator) 1 copy

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