(1905 - 1985)
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.
America’s Mark Twain (1962)
A brief biography of Samuel Clemens centered on his major works.
America’s Paul Revere (1946)
A vivid history of one of America’s best-loved patriots.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1928)
A moving and tragic account of one man’s suffering.
A famous epic written in Old English about the hero Beowulf and his battles against the monsters of the north.
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.
Bright Island (1937)
The story of Thankful Curtis, her island home, her time at school and her return.
A family of Royalist children take to the woods to escape from their Puritan persecuters. A Robinsonnade in Merry England.
An anthology of animal stories.
A collection of short biographies of famous men and women.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mabel L. Robinson
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Henry C. Pitz
The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)
An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
The Cloister and the Hearth (1932)
The story of a medieval scribe from Holland who travels to Italy and becomes a famous Dominican preacher.
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.
Dragon Run (1955)
This time travel adventure takes Chris Mason and Mr. Wicker back to colonial days.
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.
The Golden Flash (1947)
A steam-driven fire engine ends up in a mining boom town and saves the day.
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.
Idylls of the King (1952)
A cycle of poems on Arthurian themes.
Essays on children’s book illustrators along with extensive bibliographies.
When Johnny’s hand injury prevents him working as a silversmith’s apprentice, he joins the American rebels as a messenger.