Sign In | My Account | My Books

Lynd Ward

Author, Illustrator

(1905 - 1985)

Lynd Ward

Lynd Kendall Ward (June 26, 1905 – June 28, 1985) was an American artist and storyteller, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint. Ward was a son of Methodist minister and political organizer Harry F. Ward.



Bibliography

America’s Mark Twain (1962)

A brief biography of Samuel Clemens centered on his major works.

Author(s): May McNeer
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

America’s Paul Revere (1946)

A vivid history of one of America’s best-loved patriots.

Author(s): Esther Forbes
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1928)

A moving and tragic account of one man’s suffering.

Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Beowulf (1939)

A famous epic written in Old English about the hero Beowulf and his battles against the monsters of the north.

Author(s): William Ellery Leonard
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

The Biggest Bear (1952)

When Johnny Orchard goes hunting for a bear he comes home with a cub, but that’s not the end of the story.

1953

Author(s): Lynd Ward
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Bright Island (1937)

The story of Thankful Curtis, her island home, her time at school and her return.

1937
1938

Author(s): Mabel L. Robinson
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

The Children of the New Forest (1930)

A family of Royalist children take to the woods to escape from their Puritan persecuters. A Robinsonnade in Merry England.

Author(s): Frederick Marryat
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

The Cloister and the Hearth (1932)

The story of a medieval scribe from Holland who travels to Italy and becomes a famous Dominican preacher.

Author(s): Charles Reade
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Crime and Punishment (1956)

A young man murders an old woman for her money and is condemned to Siberia where he is redeemed by the love of a woman.

Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Dragon Run (1955)

This time travel adventure takes Chris Mason and Mr. Wicker back to colonial days.

Author(s): Carley Dawson
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Five Plays from Shakespeare (1964)

Abridged versions for performance by young people, including The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Tragedy of Macbeth, and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

The Golden Flash (1947)

A steam-driven fire engine ends up in a mining boom town and saves the day.

1948

Author(s): May McNeer
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Hi, Tom (1962)

On his way home from school to his home on Hermit Mountain, Tom likes to call his name and hear the echo - then one day he hears some one else call his name.

Author(s): Nanda Ward
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Idylls of the King (1952)

A cycle of poems on Arthurian themes.

Author(s): Alfred Tennyson
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Illustrators of Children’s Books: 1744-1945 (1947)

Essays on children’s book illustrators along with extensive bibliographies.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Bertha E. Mahony
May Massee
Lynd Ward
Et al
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Lynd Ward
Et al

Details »

Johnny Tremain: A Novel for Old and Young (1943)

When Johnny’s hand injury prevents him working as a silversmith’s apprentice, he joins the American rebels as a messenger.

1944

Author(s): Esther Forbes
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »

Kidnapped (1948)

When David Balfour comes to his uncle to claim his inheritance, he is kidnapped and put on a ship for the Carolinas. He escapes and, in company with Alan Breck Stewart, adventures about the Highlands of Scotland.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

Details »