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Barbara Cooney

Author, Illustrator

(1917 - 2000)

Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney (August 6, 1917 – March 10, 2000) was an American writer and illustrator of more than 200 children’s books published over sixty years. She won two Caldecott Medals recognizing the year’s best-illustrated U.S. picture book. Her books have been translated into 10 languages.

For her contribution as a children’s illustrator, Cooney was the U.S. nominee in 1994 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition for creators of children’s books.



Bibliography

Best in Children’s Books Volume 15 (1958)

A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): James Baldwin
Rudyard Kipling
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Don Freeman
Fritz Kredel
Henry C. Pitz
Et al

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 21 (1959)

A collection of stories, poems and articles, many of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Brothers Grimm
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Feodor Rojankovsky

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 3 (1957)

A collection of stories, verses and articles, some of which have new illustrations.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Marguerite de Angeli
Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney
Paul Galdone
Leonard Weisgard

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Christmas in the Barn (1952)

A poetic evocation of Christmas, set in a twentieth-century farm.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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The Kellyhorns (1942)

When separated-at-birth twins Penny and Pam discover each other, they determine to put their family back together.

Author(s): Barbara Cooney
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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The Little Fir Tree (1954)

The little fir tree is dug up and comes to a little boy as a Christmas tree two years running, but the third year the little boy comes to him.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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The Quarry Adventure (1951)

Lauri takes a job as handyman for Miss Pinkney and ends up looking after her niece Garnet.

Author(s): Lee Kingman
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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The Story of Holly and Ivy (1985)

An orphan girl goes to see her ‘grandmother in Appleton’ on Christmas eve, while a doll in a toy shop waits for a child to claim her.

Author(s): Rumer Godden
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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Where Have You Been? (1952)

What do animals do all day?

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Barbara Cooney

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