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Charlotte Zolotow (1915–2013)

Author of Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

91+ Works 10,621 Members 390 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Charlotte Zolotow was born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro on June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, where she took classes in art, writing and child psychology. She began her publishing career in New York, in the adult trade-book division of what is now known as show more HarperCollins, but eventually took a job in the children's division. As an editor, she presided over her own imprint, Charlotte Zolotow Books. She was named publisher emerita at HarperCollins in 1991. Her first picture book, The Park Book, was published in 1944. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 90 children's books including Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, My Grandson Lew, William's Doll, The Hating Book, and The Seashore Book. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award, which is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow died on November 19, 2013 at the age of 98. show less

Series

Works by Charlotte Zolotow

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962) 1,596 copies, 30 reviews
William's Doll (1972) 968 copies, 59 reviews
The Storm Book (1952) 806 copies, 11 reviews
When The Wind Stops (1975) 603 copies, 7 reviews
The Seashore Book (1992) 572 copies, 13 reviews
The Bunny Who Found Easter (1959) 393 copies, 5 reviews
The Hating Book (1969) 384 copies, 12 reviews
I Know a Lady (1984) 326 copies
I Like to Be Little (1966) 310 copies, 7 reviews
Big Sister and Little Sister (1966) 293 copies, 7 reviews
The Quarreling Book (1963) 281 copies, 11 reviews
Over and Over (1895) 257 copies, 9 reviews
Some Things Go Together (1983) 231 copies, 7 reviews
Do You Know What I'll Do? (1800) — Author — 191 copies, 13 reviews
A Tiger Called Thomas (1962) 166 copies, 6 reviews
Sleepy Book (1958) 163 copies, 6 reviews
My Grandson Lew (1605) 163 copies, 4 reviews
The Beautiful Christmas Tree (1972) 152 copies, 5 reviews
Say It! (1980) 146 copies, 10 reviews
This Quiet Lady (1992) 142 copies, 5 reviews
My Friend John (1968) 125 copies, 46 reviews
The Sky Was Blue (1963) 117 copies, 3 reviews
If You Listen (1980) 114 copies, 1 review
If It Weren't for You (1846) 106 copies, 27 reviews
A Father Like That (1971) 102 copies, 22 reviews
Seasons: A Book of Poems (2002) 98 copies, 4 reviews
Summer Is (1648) 96 copies, 1 review
The Moon Was the Best (1993) 89 copies, 4 reviews
When I Have a Little Girl (1965) 89 copies
Someday (1807) 83 copies, 2 reviews
The Little Black Puppy (1960) 70 copies, 1 review
Hold My Hand (1972) 68 copies, 4 reviews
The Quiet Mother and the Noisy Little Boy (1989) 57 copies, 7 reviews
The Poodle Who Barked at the Wind (1966) 55 copies, 3 reviews
The summer night (1958) 53 copies
The Old Dog (1995) 52 copies, 9 reviews
The Park Book (1944) 46 copies
Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection (2015) 44 copies, 6 reviews
In My Garden (1960) 44 copies, 3 reviews
Flocks of Birds (1965) — Author — 42 copies, 1 review
May I Visit? (1976) 40 copies
The Three Funny Friends (1961) 37 copies, 1 review
Big Brother (1960) 35 copies
When I Have a Little Boy (1967) 34 copies
The New Friend (1968) 33 copies, 3 reviews
The song (1981) 32 copies
Wake Up and Goodnight (1971) 31 copies, 1 review
The White Marble (1963) 29 copies
Janey (1973) 29 copies, 3 reviews
One Step Two... (1955) 28 copies, 1 review
Peter and the Pigeons (1993) 21 copies, 1 review
Someone New (1978) 20 copies, 2 reviews
Who Is Ben? (1997) 20 copies, 1 review
But Not Billy (1983) 19 copies, 1 review
Not a Little Monkey (1989) 18 copies, 1 review
River Winding (1970) 16 copies, 1 review
It's Not Fair (1976) 14 copies
Indian Indian (1952) 13 copies
All That Sunlight: Poems (1967) 12 copies, 1 review
The Unfriendly Book (1975) 12 copies
Timothy Too! (1600) 11 copies
Aren't You Glad (1962) 9 copies
I Have a Horse of My Own (1980) 7 copies
Wide Horizons Book 2 (1966) 6 copies
You & Me (1971) 2 copies
Wake Up 1 copy
Book 9788845938634 (2024) 1 copy
Et maman et moi (1992) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contributor — 838 copies, 14 reviews
Free to Be... You and Me (1974) — Contributor — 491 copies, 8 reviews
Friendship Stories You Can Share (2001) — Contributor — 109 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 20 (1959) 82 copies

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A little girl remembers a snowman, a pumpkin, and birthday cake. But she doesn't understand time. Summer, winter, autumn, and spring are all mixed up in her mind. What comes next?
 
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PlumfieldCH | 8 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |
This book is sad with no real resolution or happy ending but sometimes life is that way. Janey moves away and is remembered and missed.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 2 other reviews | Nov 11, 2023 |
This was one I’d not seen before, dealing with the feelings of an ending friendship.

This does happen and it is good to have a framework for your child.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 2 other reviews | Jun 23, 2023 |
Always an important story, the story of new friendships should probably be used for adults too, I think many students would love seeing this experience in a book because elementary friendships are new and fun, but sometimes hard, to navigate.
 
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Ryleegd | 2 other reviews | Nov 30, 2022 |

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Works
91
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Members
10,621
Popularity
#2,239
Rating
4.0
Reviews
390
ISBNs
404
Languages
13
Favorited
6

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