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Nancy Winslow Parker (1930–2015)

Author of Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders

32+ Works 1,041 Members 29 Reviews

About the Author

Illustrator and children's writer Nancy Winslow Parker was born in Maplewood, New Jersey, on October 18, 1930. She graduated from Mills College in California. She continued her art education at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York. After a succession of varied jobs, she show more became art director for Appleton-Century-Crofts and, later, graphic designer for Holt, Rienhart and Winston. Her first book, The Man with the Take-Apart Head, was published in 1974. Other works include Willy Bear (1977) and My Mom Travels a Lot (1983), both winners of the Christopher Award. Winslow has won numerous other awards, including the American Library Association Notable Book, Honorable Mention by the New York Academy of Science's Children's Science Book Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Nancy Winslow Parker

Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders (1990) 326 copies, 4 reviews
My Mom Travels a Lot (1981) — Illustrator — 113 copies, 3 reviews
The President's Cabinet and How It Grew (1978) 84 copies, 2 reviews
No Bath Tonight (1978) — Illustrator — 51 copies
Love from Uncle Clyde (1977) 37 copies, 1 review
Working Frog (1992) 33 copies, 8 reviews
Locks, Crocs, and Skeeters (1996) 30 copies
Here Comes Henny (1994) — Illustrator — 18 copies
Love from Aunt Betty (1983) 14 copies
Poofy Loves Company (1980) 13 copies

Associated Works

Bugs (1987) — Illustrator; some editions; Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 1,050 copies, 13 reviews
The Goat in the Rug (1976) — Illustrator — 504 copies, 10 reviews

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Reviews

This book deals with teaching siblings to cope with mom being gone a lot all of a sudden due to working. Daddy takes on the main role
 
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kymberlyC | 2 other reviews | Mar 7, 2019 |
This book is about a childs mom who has a job where she is traveling a lot more. The dad becomes the main of the household and we miss our mom. This books helps a child cope with knowing mom will always return.
ages 3-8
Available at Pierce College Library
 
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925453500 | 2 other reviews | Mar 7, 2019 |
Ages 3-5. A young girl learns to cope with having her mom gone a lot for work.
 
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tdbrier | 2 other reviews | Mar 4, 2019 |

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Statistics

Works
32
Also by
2
Members
1,041
Popularity
#24,733
Rating
4.0
Reviews
29
ISBNs
63
Languages
2

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