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Wanda Gág

Author, Illustrator, Editor, Translator

(1893 - 1946)

Wanda Gág

Wanda Hazel Gág was an American artist, author, translator and illustrator.

She is most noted for writing and illustrating the children’s book Millions of Cats, which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. It is the oldest American picture book still in print.

The ABC Bunny also received a Newbery Honor Award.

Her books Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Nothing at All each won a Caldecott Honor Award.

In 1940 a book of edited excerpts from her diaries covering the years 1908 to 1917 was published as Growing Pains; it received wide acclaim.



Bibliography

500 Years of Art in Illustration (1949)

Howard Simon explores methods, techniques, and examples of the great illustrators from the dawn of printing to the twentieth century.

Author(s): Howard Simon
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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The ABC Bunny (1933)

The rhythmic and rhyming text tells the story of Bunny, driven from Bunnyland to Elsewhere after an unfortunate accident with an apple. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey. The illustrations are original lithographs drawn by Wanda Gág.

1934

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Howard Gág
Wanda Gág

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The Day of Doom (1929)

A religious poem that became a best-selling classic in Puritan New England for a century after it was published in 1662.It describes the Day of Judgment, on which a vengeful God judges and sentences all people.

Author(s): Michael Wigglesworth
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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The Earth Gnome (1985)

The king promises the hand of a princess to the hero who rescues the missing maidens.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Margot Tomes

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The Funny Thing (1929)

Bobo lives in a cozy, well-appointed cave and spends all his time cooking customized, delicious-sounding meals for the local animals. Then one day, a dragonlike entity appears and requests a meal made of doll heads.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Gone Is Gone: The Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do Housework (1935)

Fritzl works hard in the fields every day. Liesi works hard all day, too. But when Fritzl complains about how hard he works and how easy Liesi has it, they trade places. The outcome is hilarious.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Growing Pains (1940)

Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children’s classic Millions of Cats. Her early diaries are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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John Martin’s Book Magazine (1927)

John Martin’s Book was a children’s magazine aimed at five- to eight-year-olds. Martin Gardner wrote that it was the “most entertaining magazine” aimed at this age group published in the U.S.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Jorinda and Joringel (1978)

When a witch changes Jorinda into a nightingale, her sweetheart Joringel discovers through a dream how to save her.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Margot Tomes

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Millions of Cats (1928)

An elderly couple realize they are very lonely. The wife wants a cat, so her husband sets off in search of one. Each seems lovely, so he walks back home with millions of cats following him.

1929

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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More Tales from Grimm (1947)

Thirty-two more tales from the brothers Grimm, including ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Six Swans,’ and ‘The Shoemaker and the Elves.”

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Mostly Magic (1958)

A collection of traditional fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes for younger children.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Andrew Lang
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Edward Lear
Hugh Lofting
Beatrix Potter
Et al
Illustrator(s): Boris Artzybasheff
L. Leslie Brooke
Wanda Gág
Howard Pyle
Dr. Seuss
Et al

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Snippy and Snappy (1931)

This is the story of the adventures of two field mice.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)

The classic tale of Snow White.

1939

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Tales from Grimm (1936)

Sixteen favorite tales, including ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ ‘The Musicians of Bremen,’ ‘Rapunzel,’ and ‘The Frog Prince.’

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Three Gay Tales from Grimm (1943)

Three more tales from the brothers Grimm, including ‘The Clever Wife,’ ‘The Three Feathers,’ and ‘Goose Hans.’

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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Wanda Gag’s Story Book (1932)

This volume includes Millions of Cats, The Funny Thing and Snippy and Snappy.

Author(s): Wanda Gág
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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