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Marc Simont (1915–2013)

Author of The Stray Dog

19+ Works 2,215 Members 117 Reviews

About the Author

Marc Simont was born in Paris, France on November 23, 1915. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. He attended art school in Paris, at the Académie Julian, Académie Ranson, and the André Lhote School, and in New show more York, at the New York National Academy of Design. During his lifetime, he illustrated nearly 100 books including The Philharmonic Gets Dressed by Karla Kuskin, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord, How to Get to First Base: A Picture Book of Baseball by Red Smith, and The 13 Clocks by James Thurber. He also wrote and illustrated around ten of his own works including The Goose That Almost Got Cooked. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, a Caldecott Medal in 1957 for illustrating A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry, and a Caldecott Honor in 2002 for illustrating his book The Stray Dog. He died on July 13, 2013 at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Marc Simont

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Nate the Great (1972) — Illustrator — 3,512 copies
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,957 copies
A Tree Is Nice (1956) — Illustrator — 2,308 copies
The 13 Clocks (1950) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,907 copies
Many Moons (1943) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,713 copies
The Happy Day (1949) — Illustrator — 1,264 copies
Nate the Great Goes Undercover (1974) — Illustrator — 1,192 copies
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt (1989) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,074 copies
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail (1982) — Illustrator — 1,058 copies
Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems (1988) — Illustrator — 989 copies
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue (1977) — Illustrator, some editions — 957 copies
Nate the Great and the Missing Key (1981) — Illustrator, some editions — 951 copies
No More Monsters for Me! (1981) — Illustrator — 905 copies
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize (1985) — Illustrator — 868 copies
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag (1987) — Illustrator — 816 copies
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Illustrator — 812 copies
The Wonderful O (1957) — Illustrator — 803 copies
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise (1995) — Illustrator, some editions — 762 copies
Nate the Great and the Lost List (1975) — Illustrator — 722 copies
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine (1994) — Illustrator — 694 copies
Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas (1996) — Illustrator, some editions — 607 copies
Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden (1997) — Illustrator — 552 copies
Nate the Great and the Musical Note (1990) — Illustrator, some editions — 528 copies
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (1982) — Illustrator — 514 copies
Volcanoes (1985) — Illustrator, some editions — 461 copies
Top Secret (1984) — Illustrator, some editions — 263 copies
Fish Head (1951) — Illustrator, some editions — 188 copies
Playing Right Field (1995) — Illustrator — 161 copies
Ten Copycats in a Boat, and Other Riddles (1980) — Illustrator — 161 copies
Glaciers (1804) — Illustrator, some editions — 130 copies
Wolfie (1969) — Illustrator, some editions — 119 copies
The Contests at Cowlick (1800) — Illustrator, some editions — 112 copies
Ant Plays Bear (1997) — Illustrator — 104 copies
What to Do When "There's Nothing to Do" (1968) — Illustrator — 68 copies
Tikvah: Children's Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights (2001) — Contributor — 61 copies
The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed (1986) — Illustrator — 40 copies
The Star in the Pail (1975) — Illustrator — 27 copies
The Knight of the Golden Plain (1983) — Illustrator — 24 copies
Glenda (1969) — Illustrator; Illustrator — 18 copies
Mr. Robbins Rides Again (1958) — Illustrator — 15 copies
Nellie and Her Flying Crocodile (1956) — Illustrator — 12 copies
My Uncle Nikos (1983) — Illustrator — 11 copies
The American Riddle Book (1954) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 8, April 1981 — Illustrator — 3 copies

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This book for primary aged students is about this family that finds this stray dog. They take it in for the night and the kids are super excited to have the dog. But, the next day they find a lost dog poster of the dog they found. So they returned the dog but then got one in the end. It is a super cute book that kids can enjoy and have fun reading.
 
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cdtjomiller | 111 other reviews | Apr 20, 2021 |
I think this is a book I could read to 2nd and third graders, but on their own it might be a challenge. I enjoyed reading this book because sometimes we forget that we all need a friend sometimes and I think the puppy in this story was a friend to the children. I would 100% recommend this book as a story of hope and a story of family and that new additions to the family are a positive thing.
 
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Gabi154 | 111 other reviews | Mar 22, 2021 |
Reading because I *loved* the original Father of the Bride/Father's Little Dividend movies. I'm picturing Spencer Tracy as Mr. Robbins, of course.

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Really funny. Similar tone to the narration of Father of the Bride. Mid-century humor is so great!
 
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beautifulshell | Aug 27, 2020 |
A great addition to a personal library, elementary library that needs titles for beginning or ELL readers, or class teaching about illustrations telling a story. A family consisting of two parents, a boy, and a girl go on a picnic and find a stray dog. They play all afternoon with him until it is time to go home. The children want to take him home, but the parents say that he must stay. In the end, the family goes back the next week and find the puppy and take him home. Great example of a picture book that tells the story with pictures as well as words.… (more)
 
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