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Garth Williams was born in New York City on April 16, 1912. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art and won a British Prix de Rome as a sculptor. During World War II, he was wounded in an air raid while serving as a Red Cross ambulance dispatcher in London. He moved back to the United States and started his career as an illustrator. The first book he illustrated was Stuart Little by E. B. White. He went on to illustrate Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series, The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, and others. In 1958, he wrote and illustrated The Rabbits' Wedding, which became the subject of controversy because the book dealt with a marriage between a white rabbit and a black rabbit. It was attacked by the White Citizens Council in Alabama and charged with promoting racial integration and was removed from general circulation by the Alabama Public Library Service Division. He died on May 8, 1996 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Baby Farm Animals (A Little Golden Book)… (more)
Charlotte's Web (Illustrator, some editions) 34,851 copies, 1,006 reviews
Little House in the Big Woods (Illustrator, some editions) 15,493 copies, 274 reviews
Little House on the Prairie (Illustrator, some editions; Cover artist, some editions) 14,868 copies, 221 reviews
Stuart Little (Illustrator, some editions) 14,120 copies, 139 reviews
On the Banks of Plum Creek (Illustrator, some editions) 10,993 copies, 96 reviews
Farmer Boy (Illustrator, some editions) 10,071 copies, 112 reviews
By the Shores of Silver Lake (Illustrator, some editions) 9,399 copies, 65 reviews
The Long Winter (Illustrator, some editions; Cover artist, some editions) 9,379 copies, 91 reviews
Little Town on the Prairie (Illustrator, some editions) 8,819 copies, 73 reviews
These Happy Golden Years (Illustrator, some editions) 8,449 copies, 59 reviews
The Cricket in Times Square (Illustrator; Cover artist, some editions) 7,786 copies, 73 reviews
The First Four Years (Illustrator, some editions) 7,637 copies, 69 reviews
The Family under the Bridge (Illustrator) 5,950 copies, 49 reviews
The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set (Illustrator, some editions) 4,410 copies, 52 reviews
Bedtime for Frances (Illustrator) 3,051 copies, 35 reviews
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little / The Trumpet of the Swan (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 1,711 copies, 11 reviews
Home for a Bunny (Little Golden Book) (Illustrator) 1,483 copies, 16 reviews
The Rescuers (Illustrator, some editions) 1,083 copies, 19 reviews
My First Counting Book (Illustrator) 985 copies, 5 reviews
The Sailor Dog (Illustrator) 891 copies, 9 reviews
Little Fur Family (Illustrator) 780 copies, 16 reviews
Tucker's Countryside (Illustrator, some editions; Cover artist, some editions) 546 copies, 4 reviews
Wait Till the Moon is Full (Illustrator) 482 copies, 9 reviews
Amigo (Illustrator, some editions) 481 copies, 3 reviews
Chester Cricket's New Home (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 469 copies
Miss Bianca (Illustrator, some editions) 445 copies, 4 reviews
A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories From the Little House Books (Illustrator, some editions) 436 copies, 3 reviews
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 393 copies, 6 reviews
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride (Illustrator, some editions) 347 copies, 1 review
The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse (Illustrator) 343 copies, 3 reviews
The Friendly Book (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator) 329 copies, 2 reviews
The Very Best Home for Me! (Illustrator) 305 copies, 3 reviews
The Turret (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 299 copies, 2 reviews
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 279 copies, 4 reviews
A Little House Collection: The First Five Novels (Illustrator) 276 copies, 2 reviews
Emmett's Pig (Illustrator) 253 copies, 3 reviews
Fox Eyes (Illustrator, some editions) 248 copies, 6 reviews
Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines (Illustrator, some editions) 242 copies, 3 reviews
Over and Over (Illustrator, some editions) 233 copies, 8 reviews
Miss Bianca in the Orient (Illustrator, some editions) 230 copies, 1 review
The Golden Name Day (Illustrator) 184 copies, 4 reviews
Do You Know What I'll Do? (Illustrator, some editions) 171 copies, 13 reviews
The Happy Orpheline (Illustrator, some editions) 164 copies, 1 review
The Gingerbread Rabbit (Illustrator) 156 copies, 5 reviews
The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies (A Golden Classic) (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 143 copies, 5 reviews
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 141 copies
Beneath a Blue Umbrella (Illustrator, some editions) 132 copies, 4 reviews
A Brother for the Orphelines (Illustrator) 124 copies
Bread-and-Butter Indian (Illustrator, some editions) 118 copies
The Old Meadow (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 115 copies, 1 review
The Sky Was Blue (Illustrator) 110 copies, 3 reviews
A Tale of Tails (Illustrator, some editions) 104 copies, 3 reviews
Bread-And-Butter Journey (Illustrator, some editions) 101 copies, 1 review
The Tall Book of Make-Believe (Illustrator, some editions) 88 copies
The Little Silver House (Illustrator) 79 copies, 3 reviews
A Pet for the Orphelines (Illustrator, some editions) 76 copies
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 69 copies
The Rescuers, Miss Bianca AND The Turret (Cover artist, some editions) 50 copies
Tela Charlottae/Charlotte's Web: Latin Edition (Illustrator, some editions) 34 copies
Silly Mysteries (Illustrator) 21 copies
Miss Bianca and the Rescuers (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 18 copies
Big and Little Creatures (Illustrator) 13 copies
Hop, Hop Little Kangaroo (Illustrator) 10 copies
The Baby Hippopotamus's Adventure (Illustrator) 9 copies
Poor Frightened Mr. Pig (Illustrator) 7 copies
Happy Valentine (Illustrator, some editions) 6 copies
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