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Bill Peet (1915–2002)

Author of The Wump World

59+ Works 15,394 Members 151 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

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, show more 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) show less

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Works by Bill Peet

The Wump World (1970) 1,178 copies, 16 reviews
The Caboose Who Got Loose (1971) 1,099 copies, 7 reviews
The Ant and the Elephant (1980) 832 copies, 7 reviews
Chester the Worldly Pig (1978) 755 copies, 9 reviews
101 Dalmatians [1961 film] (1961) — Writer — 750 copies, 7 reviews
Capyboppy (1976) 731 copies, 7 reviews
The Sword in the Stone [1963 film] (1963) — Screenwriter — 644 copies, 3 reviews
Bill Peet: An Autobiography (1989) 637 copies, 7 reviews
Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent (1975) 627 copies, 3 reviews
The Whingdingdilly (1970) 622 copies, 5 reviews
Kermit the Hermit (1965) 604 copies, 5 reviews
How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head (1971) 577 copies, 6 reviews
Big Bad Bruce (1977) 491 copies, 10 reviews
Farewell to Shady Glade (1966) 444 copies, 7 reviews
Cowardly Clyde (1979) 438 copies, 2 reviews
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock (1972) 398 copies, 5 reviews
Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure (1959) 317 copies, 3 reviews
Huge Harold (1974) 316 copies, 2 reviews
Buford the Little Bighorn (1967) 306 copies, 1 review
The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg (1963) 296 copies, 2 reviews
Cock-a-Doodle Dudley (1990) 282 copies, 3 reviews
Randy's Dandy Lions (1964) 265 copies, 1 review
Smokey (1962) — Author — 238 copies, 5 reviews
Ella (1964) 228 copies, 4 reviews
Zella, Zack and Zodiac (1986) 219 copies, 1 review
Jennifer and Josephine (1967) 218 copies, 2 reviews
Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (1970) — Illustrator — 208 copies, 1 review
Eli (1978) 189 copies, 2 reviews
The Gnats of Knotty Pine (1975) 171 copies, 2 reviews
No Such Things (1983) 163 copies, 4 reviews
Merle the High Flying Squirrel (1974) 148 copies, 2 reviews
Pamela Camel (1984) 146 copies
Fly Homer Fly (1969) 145 copies, 1 review
The Luckiest One of All (1982) 136 copies, 2 reviews
Encore For Eleanor (1981) 129 copies, 1 review
The Kweeks of Kookatumdee (1985) 120 copies, 1 review
Jethro and Joel Were a Troll (1987) 98 copies, 1 review
The Three Caballeros [1944 film] (1944) — Writer — 72 copies, 2 reviews
Countdown to Christmas (1972) 65 copies, 1 review
Mickey and the Beanstalk [1947 short film] (1947) — Screenwriter — 29 copies
Goliath II (1959) 13 copies
What the Painter Sees (1996) 4 copies
A Knight for a Day [1946 short film] (1946) — Screenwriter — 3 copies, 1 review
Lambert the Sheepish Lion [1952 short film] (1952) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
Der Dingdongdilli (2016) 3 copies
Bjørnen Bisse (1991) 2 copies
Karoline og Katinka (1977) 1 copy
Vår vän Capy (1985) 1 copy
Kære gamle julemand (1989) 1 copy
Soup 1 copy
The Little House [1952 short film] (1952) — Screenwriter — 1 copy

Associated Works

Cinderella [1950 film] (1950) — Author — 1,041 copies, 4 reviews
Alice in Wonderland [1951 film] (1951) — Screenwriter — 879 copies, 9 reviews
Dumbo [1941 film] (1941) — Screenwriter — 762 copies, 4 reviews
So Dear to My Heart [1948 film] (1949) — Writer — 44 copies
Call of the Yukon [1938 film] — Screenwriter — 4 copies
Susie the Little Blue Coupe [1952 short film] (1952) — Original story — 1 copy

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According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, a young orphan named Wart discovers his destiny and learns, with the help of the wizard Merlin, the best magic is the kind found inside the soul.
 
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A raccoon and his other wildlife friends must leave Shady Glade because the bulldozers are coming. They set off to find another Shady Glade.
 
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2023 - 1970’s Immersion Reading Challenge

The Wumpy World by Bill Peet (1970) 44 pages.

READING LEVEL: 5.3 AR POINTS: 0.5

I’m starting the new year off with 6 Bill Peet children’s books from the ‘70s. These will all be donated to Bridge City Elementary School

Putting aside today’s political scam on “climate change” to coerce a move towards a one world government, this book actually does show the truth about humans and our destructive ways here on earth…except this takes place on Wump World.

The author should have devoted more than one page about the cute little Wumps and their carefree life before the Pollutians from Pollutus came and destroyed everything so kids can connect and really feel sorry for them. Otherwise, a good little story.
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2023 - 1970’s Immersion Reading Challenge

Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent by Bill Peet (1975) 46 pages.

READING LEVEL: 4.6 AR POINTS: 0.5

What kid wouldn’t enjoy a sweet little sea serpent adventure story?

After being called a sissy by a shark, Cyrus decides to prove him wrong and makes plans to sink a ship and have a little fun with the passengers. But, when a ship full of poor people seeking their fortune come upon a few troubles at sea, Cyrus takes heart and decides to save them and even helps to fulfill their journey.… (more)
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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