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Leo Lionni was born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1910. He attended the University of Zurich and also earned a doctorate in Economics from the University of Genoa in 1935. He taught himself to draw by visiting museums. After marrying Nora Maffi in 1931, Lionni moved to Milan, Italy, where he became known as a painter. In 1939 he moved to Philadelphia and began working in advertising design. Lionni held several positions in the artistic field including artistic director and design director. He also served as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Around 1960 Lionni moved back to Italy. His first of over forty children's books was Little Blue and Little Yellow. Other titles include Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse, all of which won a Caldecott Honor. In addition, he received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal in 1984. Lionni died on October 11, 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Swimmy 5,286 copies, 179 reviews
Frederick 4,614 copies, 242 reviews
A Color of His Own 4,044 copies, 162 reviews
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse 3,645 copies, 116 reviews
Inch by Inch 2,863 copies, 129 reviews
Fish is Fish 2,719 copies, 97 reviews
It's Mine! 2,173 copies, 79 reviews
Little Blue and Little Yellow 2,146 copies, 85 reviews
An Extraordinary Egg 1,436 copies, 47 reviews
A Busy Year 1,057 copies, 34 reviews
The Alphabet Tree 1,055 copies, 49 reviews
Matthew's Dream 680 copies, 35 reviews
Tico and the Golden Wings 675 copies, 38 reviews
The Biggest House in the World 613 copies, 23 reviews
Six Crows 607 copies, 18 reviews
Cornelius 534 copies, 23 reviews
Tillie and the Wall 339 copies, 7 reviews
Mr. McMouse 335 copies, 17 reviews
A Flea Story 302 copies, 11 reviews
Pezzettino 288 copies, 14 reviews
Frederick's Fables : A Treasury of 16 Favorite Leo Lionni Stories (Introduction, some editions) 266 copies, 9 reviews
Let's Make Rabbits 197 copies, 10 reviews
Geraldine, the Music Mouse 172 copies, 9 reviews
Nicolas, Where Have You Been? 152 copies, 12 reviews
The Greentail Mouse 146 copies, 9 reviews
Theodore and the Talking Mushroom 122 copies, 7 reviews
Parallel Botany 69 copies, 1 review
In the Rabbit Garden 64 copies, 8 reviews
Let's Play 54 copies, 1 review
Where? 36 copies, 1 review
Colors, Numbers, Letters 30 copies, 3 reviews
When? 26 copies, 1 review
What? 24 copies
Mouse Days: A Book of Seasons 20 copies, 1 review
A Little Book About Spring 19 copies, 2 reviews
Who? 18 copies
A Little Book About ABCs 14 copies, 4 reviews
A Little Book About Colors 14 copies, 3 reviews
Colors 9 copies
Numbers 7 copies
Mouse Seasons 6 copies
Letters 2 copies
Leo Leonni 1 copy
The Stranger (Cover designer, some editions) 31,750 copies, 451 reviews
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (Cover artist, some editions) 5,862 copies, 33 reviews
St. Mawr & The Man Who Died (Cover designer, some editions) 351 copies, 3 reviews
Poems (Cover designer, some editions) 288 copies
The Myth of the State (Cover designer, some editions) 257 copies, 3 reviews
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