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Bill Peet was born William Bartlett Peed on January 29, 1915 in Grandview, Indiana. He graduated from the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. In 1937, he began his artistic career at Walt Disney Studios. While there, he worked on several feature films including Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Song of the South, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. He was both an artist and the screenwriter for several films including Cinderella, 101 Dalmatians, and Sword in the Stone. While working at Disney, he also wrote his own children's books and eventually left to become a full-time writer. His first book, Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure, was published in 1955. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated 35 children's books including The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg; The Whingdingdilly; Chester the Worldly Pig; and Luckiest One of All. His book, Bill Peet: An Autobiography, was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1989. He died on May 11, 2002 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Wump World 899 copies, 14 reviews
The Caboose Who Got Loose 837 copies, 6 reviews
Alice in Wonderland [1951 animated film] (Screenwriter) 693 copies, 9 reviews
The Ant and the Elephant 633 copies, 4 reviews
Capyboppy 600 copies, 8 reviews
Chester the Worldly Pig 588 copies, 8 reviews
Dumbo [1941 film] (Screenwriter) 585 copies, 3 reviews
101 Dalmatians [1961 film] 580 copies, 5 reviews
Bill Peet: An Autobiography 533 copies, 7 reviews
The Sword in the Stone [1963 animated film] (Screenplay) 502 copies, 2 reviews
The Whingdingdilly 497 copies, 4 reviews
Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent 460 copies, 2 reviews
Kermit the Hermit 457 copies, 5 reviews
Big Bad Bruce 381 copies, 9 reviews
Farewell to Shady Glade 339 copies, 5 reviews
Cowardly Clyde 327 copies, 1 review
Huge Harold 256 copies, 2 reviews
The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg 235 copies, 2 reviews
Cock-a-Doodle Dudley 233 copies, 3 reviews
Buford the Little Bighorn 230 copies, 1 review
Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure 221 copies, 3 reviews
Randy's Dandy Lions 215 copies, 1 review
Zella, Zack and Zodiac 181 copies, 1 review
Ella 178 copies, 3 reviews
Smokey (Author) 176 copies, 4 reviews
Jennifer and Josephine 164 copies, 2 reviews
Eli 144 copies, 2 reviews
The Gnats of Knotty Pine 135 copies, 2 reviews
Merle the High Flying Squirrel 124 copies, 2 reviews
No Such Things 124 copies, 3 reviews
Fly Homer Fly 121 copies, 1 review
The Luckiest One of All 118 copies, 2 reviews
Pamela Camel 116 copies
Encore For Eleanor 98 copies, 1 review
The Kweeks of Kookatumdee 96 copies, 1 review
Goliath II 12 copies
Soup 1 copy
Cinderella [1950 Disney film] (Author) 791 copies, 3 reviews
Fantasia [1940 film] (Writer) 394 copies, 4 reviews
Mickey and the Beanstalk [1947 film] (Screenwriter) 27 copies
Call of the Yukon [1938 film] (Screenwriter) 3 copies
A Knight for a Day [1946 film] (Story) 2 copies, 1 review

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