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Louis Slobodkin

Author, Illustrator

(1903 - 1975)

Louis Slobodkin

Louis Slobodkin (February 19, 1903 – May 1975) was an American sculptor, writer, and illustrator of numerous children’s books.



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The Adventures of Arab (1946)

Arab is a merry-go-round horse who seeks his freedom. He and a coach horse strike a bargain and trade places and what happens next is rather unusual.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1946)

In the 1840s a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid, in the Mississippi River town of St. Petersburg, Missouri.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Alhambra: Palace of Mystery and Splendor (1953)

Tales, true, legendary and fairy about the Moorish palace in Granada.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Amiable Giant (1955)

When the Amiable Giant comes to visit, Gwendolyn is the only one who can hear what he says. Everyone else is too frightened, except the wicked Wizard, who is deaf.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Beautiful Culpeppers (1963)

One day Debby’s father cuts her a family of paper dolls, and a house for them to live in.

Author(s): Marion Upington
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Bixxy and the Secret Message (1949)

When Bixxy the carrier pigeon gets lost, the cub scouts come to his assistance.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)

An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.  The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
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Circus April 1st (1953)

Bo the elephant gets separated from the Barton and Carlin Circus, but manages to find his way back in time for the grand entrance parade.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Clean Clarence (1959)

Clarence is not piggish, but after a time he wearies of his television show and just wants to be a pig.

Author(s): Otto Friedrich
Priscilla Friedrich
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Clear the Track for Michael’s Magic Train (1945)

Michael’s train starts in the living room, and brings you back home again.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Colette and the Princess (1965)

Colette and her kitten Chou Chou save the people of Grasse from the caprice of the Princess Pauline.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Collier’s Junior Classics Volume 1 (1962)

This collection includes nursery rhymes, folk tales, favorite poems and nearly two dozen pictures books in somewhat condensed form.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Claire Huchet Bishop
Margaret Wise Brown
Wanda Gág
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Et al
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Louis Slobodkin
Tasha Tudor
Et al

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The Cowboy Twins (1960)

The Cowboy twins set out for their ranch in Oklahoma.

Author(s): Florence Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Dinny and Danny (1951)

The adventures of Danny and his pet dinosaur, Dinny.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Evie and Cookie (1957)

The further adventures of Evie and her pet, Cookie, the wonderful kangaroo, including the story of the great kangaroo garden party.

Author(s): Irmengarde Eberle
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Evie and the Wonderful Kangaroo (1955)

Evie’s pet kangaroo is named Cookie. She is very neat and polite.

Author(s): Irmengarde Eberle
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Excuse Me! Certainly! (1959)

Willie finds that politeness is important.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The First Book of Drawing (1958)

A primer for the budding artist on drawing.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Fo’castle Waltz (1945)

The artist ships out for the Argentine.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Friendly Animals (1944)

Animals are our friends and we should treat them with kindness.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Garibaldi (1944)

A biography of the Italian revolutionary.

Author(s): Nina B. Baker
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Gertie the Horse Who Thought and Thought (1951)

Gertie is not happy with her job, but has a lively sense of humor as she looks for something better.

Author(s): Margaret Glendinning
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Gogo the French Seagull (1960)

Gogo, the gourmet French seagull follows the Queen of France back and forth across the Atlantic.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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A Good Place to Hide (1961)

Susan needs a good place to hide from her brothers and their spider-in-a-glass-jar, and she finds it.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Horse with the High-Heeled Shoes (1954)

Elizabeth is the horse with the high-heeled shoes and this is the story of how she gives them up.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Hundred Dresses (1944)

Wanda wears the same dress to school, but she has a hundred dresses at home in her closet.

1945

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Hustle and Bustle (1948)

The two hippos at the zoo have a falling out. Can the townspeople get them back together again?

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Io Sono I Am (1962)

Learn forty-one words of Italian with this amusing picture book.

Author(s): Florence Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Jonathan and the Rainbow (1948)

A pirate captain, a boy just learning to read and The Rainbow Painter’s Society Chapter Number One-Nine-Thee-Eight -- and one very beautiful rainbow rolled up in the cellar.

1949

Author(s): Jacob Blanck
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The King and the Noble Blacksmith (1950)

The young king has a counselor for everything, except for fishing. When the blacksmith recovers his lost crown the king decides to make him the counselor of counselors, and the counselor for fishing.

Author(s): Jacob Blanck
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Late Cuckoo (1962)

One day the the Sultan of Garabia comes to a Swiss cuckoo clock maker’s shop and wishes to buy all of his clocks for his nieces and nephews and dozens of cousins, but he insists that they must all be accurate and one of the cuckoos is late!

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Lenin (1945)

Lenin along with Hitler, Mao, and his successor Stalin was one of the greatest monsters of the twentieth century.

Author(s): Nina B. Baker
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing (1956)

Sometimes having a voice like a foghorn is not such a bad thing!

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Little O (1957)

Further adventures of the children we met in The Saucepan Journey.

Author(s): Edith Unnerstad
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Love and Knishes (1956)

A guide to Jewish cooking.

Author(s): Sara Kasdan
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier (1963)

Every Saturday Luigi takes the bus from Italy to Switzerland for his violin lesson with Professor Tagliatini. The new young soldier with the long nose who checks for smugglers steals his cakes from his lunch box, until one day Professor Tagliatini teaches him a lesson and reveals the real smugglers.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Magic Fishbone (1953)

The Princess Alicia keeps the magic fishbone in her pocket until the right time.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Magic Michael (1944)

Michael likes to play Something-or-Other.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Many Moons (1943)

When the Princess Lenore falls ill of a surfeit of raspberry tarts, the only thing that can cure her is the Moon. But how will her father the King get it for her?

1944

Author(s): James Thurber
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Marshmallow Ghosts (1960)

The little ghosts go trick-or-treating as children!

Author(s): Otto Friedrich
Priscilla Friedrich
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Martin’s Dinosaur (1959)

Martin’s education has been neglected and he doesn’t recognize a dragon when he sees one.

Author(s): Reda Davis
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Mazel Tov Y’All (1968)

A guide to Jewish baking.

Author(s): Sara Kasdan
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Melvin the Moose Child (1957)

Melvin the moose child sets out for the North Woods to find another moose child to play with. Along the way he meets a beaver child, a deer child and a bear child.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Middle Moffat (1942)

Jane is the mysterious middle Moffat whose adventures we follow in this second book about the Moffat family.

1943

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Millions and Millions and Millions! (1955)

How much is a million?

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Moffats (1941)

The Moffats live on New Dollar Street with their widowed mother who is a seamstress.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Moon Blossom & the Golden Penny (1963)

When they see the golden penny, all the Chinese merchants are eager to give Moon Blossom whatever she needs, and give her mother a new junk. But what is the golden penny?

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Mr. Mushroom (1950)

Mr. Mushroom is a good neighbor.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Mr. Papadilly and Willy (1964)

Mr. Papadilly and Willy try to retire from the circus but can’t stay away from it.

Author(s): Florence Slobodkin
Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Mr. Petersand’s Cats (and Kittens) (1954)

Every summer the families who return to Firefly Island go to Mr. Petersand to adopt a cat or kitten for the summer.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Mr. Spindles and the Spiders (1961)

Mr. Spindles is appalled when he finds spiders in his cupboards, but he learns to live and let live.

Author(s): Andrew Packard
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Nomi and the Lovely Animals (1960)

Poems about animals.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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One Is Good But Two Are Better (1956)

It’s more fun to do things with a friend -- or even a brother or sister!

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Our Friendly Friends (1951)

Verses about our animal friends.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Peter the Great (1943)

A biography of the Russian Tsar who built St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea as his new capital.

Author(s): Nina B. Baker
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Picco the Sad Italian Pony (1961)

Alfredo and Gina do everything they can think of to cheer up the little pony, but nothing works, until Alfredo has a brilliant idea.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Polka-Dot Goat (1964)

Sham Babu discovers his little pet goat will dance to the tunes of his pipes.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Pysen (1955)

The adventures of a little boy growing up in Sweden.

Author(s): Edith Unnerstad
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Read About the Busman (1967)

A history of mass transportation up to modern times and the busman.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Read About the Fireman (1967)

This is a history of fire fighting brought up to today.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Read About the Policeman (1966)

A history of policemen and policing, brought up to today.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Read About the Postman (1966)

A history of the post office and the people who make it work.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Red Head (1951)

Fritz had hair of a beautiful red,
Not auburn, or ginger, or sandy, but red.

Author(s): Edward Eager
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws (1946)

Robin Hood and his merry men make life difficult for the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Author(s): J. Walker McSpadden
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Round Trip Space Ship (1968)

Eddie’s friend Marty takes him on a trip to Marty’s home planet of Martinea.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Rufus M. (1943)

In this volume of the history of the Moffat family, Rufus, the youngest sets out to make the family fortune.

1944

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Sarah Somebody (1969)

In Poland, around 1900, a little girl learns to read and write.

Author(s): Florence Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Saucepan Journey (1951)

The Larsson family takes to the road in a caravan drawn by two percherons to sell Papa’s whistling sauce pan.

Author(s): Edith Unnerstad
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Sculpture Principles and Practice (1949)

Practical instruction for the budding sculptor.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Seaweed Hat (1947)

Patty joins the captain for a tour of the bottom of the sea, protected by her seaweed hat.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Shoes Fit for a King (1956)

The shoes are impatient to see the King so they run off to the palace with ruinous results. But all ends well.

Author(s): Helen E. Bill
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Small but Wiry (1963)

A selection from The Middle Moffat.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Space Ship in the Park (1972)

Marty from Martinea is back and takes Eddie and his friend Willie to visit the planet on the back side of the moon.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree (1958)

Eddie tours the United States with his friend Marty from Martinea in his new space ship.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree (1952)

Eddie is visiting his grandmother’s farm when a space ship lands in the apple orchard.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Sun and The Wind and Mr. Todd (1943)

Mr. Todd, scion of a long line of weathermen, solves the problem of how to be always correct about the weather, with a little help from the Wind and the Sun.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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They’re Your Teeth! (1949)

How to take care of your teeth.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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A Thousand for Sicily (1964)

A young British journalist follows Garibaldi on his Sicilian campaign.

Author(s): Geoffrey Trease
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Three-Seated Space Ship (1962)

Marty the Martinean is back for another visit with his friend Eddie and they are off to London, with Eddie’s grandmother along for the ride.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Too Many Mittens (1958)

When Donny lost one of his red mittens, the whole neighborhood turned to and brought every lost red mitten they found to his house, until Donny’s family had more mittens than they knew what to do with.

Author(s): Florence Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Trick or Treat (1959)

One Halloween, there are lights on in the old haunted house, so the children knock on the door and go in, one by one -- and don’t come out again -- until …

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Up High and Down Low (1960)

A mountain goat and a lamb trade places for a day, but find themselves out of place and are happy to return home.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Upside-Down Town (1958)

As you might guess, everything is upside-down in this strange town, but the inhabitants seem to enjoy it.

Author(s): F. Emerson Andrews
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Warmhearted Polar Bear (1957)

Whitey is a polar bear who is tamed by a ship’s crew and doesn’t want to go back to the rough life of the arctic -- so he heads for Florida.

Author(s): Robert Murphy
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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The Wide-Awake Owl (1958)

Olga the owl cannot get to sleep. She asks all the other birds and animals but nothing works, until at last the thrush explains the secret to her.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Wilbur the Warrior (1972)

The history of King Wilbur and the War of the Royal Gooseberries.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Yasu and the Strangers (1965)

Yasu is on a school trip to the temple of Nara in Japan when he finds a fawn and two American tourists who are lost.

Author(s): Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Young Man of the House (1944)

Nine year old Eben becomes the man of the house when his father is called up to fight in World War II.

Author(s): Mabel L. Hunt
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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