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Ed Young (1)

This page covers the author of Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China.

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Caldecott Medalist Ed Young is the illustrator of over eighty books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Born in Tientsin, China in 1931, Ed Young grew up in Shanghai and later moved to Hong Kong. As a young man, he came to the United States on a student visa to study architecture but turned instead to art. Young began his career as a commercial artist but found himself looking for something more expansive, expressive, and timeless. He discovered all this, and more, in children's books. Young's quest for challenge and growth are central in his role as illustrator. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Young has since taught at the Pratt Institute, Yale University, Naropa Institute, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 1990, his book Lon Po Po was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He has also received two Caldecott Honors - for The Emperor and the Kite and Seven Blind Mice - and was twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international recognition given to children's book authors and illustrators who have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. In addition to Ed Young's writing and illustration career, he is also a respected master of t'ai chi and has been teaching students for over 30 years. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Seven Blind Mice 2,175 copies, 89 reviews
The Emperor and the Kite (Paperstar Book) (Illustrator) 553 copies, 23 reviews
Beyond the Great Mountains 201 copies, 7 reviews
The Girl Who Loved the Wind (Illustrator) 139 copies, 3 reviews
Voices of the Heart 113 copies, 3 reviews
I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket 108 copies, 10 reviews
What About Me? 104 copies, 16 reviews
My Mei Mei 102 copies, 19 reviews
Hook 95 copies, 18 reviews
Monkey King 58 copies, 2 reviews
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze (Illustrator, some editions) 1,126 copies, 13 reviews
The Double Life of Pocahontas (Illustrator, some editions) 1,008 copies, 7 reviews
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China (Illustrator) 991 copies, 65 reviews
Wabi Sabi (Illustrator) 560 copies, 76 reviews
Sadako (Illustrator) 357 copies, 7 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 292 copies, 7 reviews
The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story (Illustrator) 130 copies, 9 reviews
Moon Bear (Illustrator) 97 copies, 14 reviews
The Hunter (Illustrator) 95 copies, 11 reviews
Bitter Bananas (Illustrator) 78 copies, 4 reviews
White Wave: A Chinese Tale (Illustrator) 50 copies, 4 reviews
The First Song Ever Sung (Illustrator) 39 copies
Seven Fathers (Illustrator) 29 copies, 4 reviews
The Red Lion: A tale of ancient Persia (Illustrator) 25 copies, 1 review
8,000 stones; a Chinese folktale (Illustrator) 15 copies

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