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William Pène du Bois

Author, Illustrator

(1916 - 1993)

William Pène du Bois

William Pène du Bois was an American author and illustrator. He was best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by The Viking Press. From 1953 to 1960, he worked with George Plimpton as the Art Editor for The Paris Review.

He died of a stroke on February 5, 1993, in Nice, France.



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The Alligator Case (1965)

When the circus comes to town three crooks arrive on the train. It is up to our hero, the town’s young detective, to solve the crime that is will be committed.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Anna Witch (1982)

Anna Witch can’t seem to learn her spells, but she can climb like a squirrel and run like a deer and has a good heart.

Author(s): Madeleine Edmondson
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Bear Circus (1971)

The real bears of Koala Park are save from starvation by their friends the kangaroos when the leaves on the gum trees are eaten by grasshoppers. To show their gratitude they put on a circus.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Bear in Mind. A Book of Bear Poems (1989)

This is a collection, informational, humorous and lyrical, about bears.

Author(s): Bobbye S. Goldstein
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Bear Party (1951)

In this first book William Pene du Bois introduces the bears of Koala Park who decide to reconcile their differences by having a grand costume ball.

1952

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Billy the Barber (1961)

Billy the Barber is just finishing his last day as a barber before he retires. Then he receives a present from his grateful customers. Does he really have to retire?

Author(s): Dorothy Kunhardt
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Call Me Bandicoot (1970)

Ermine Bandicoot has a plan to stand a two hundred foot tall cigarette next to the Statue of Liberty. He would also like to invite the leaders of the world to join La Cosa Nostril to further world peace.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Castles and Dragons, Read to Yourself Fairy Tales for Boys and Girls (1958)

This is a collection of fairy tales. Some are newly written, others are old friends in new dress. All are illustrated by William Pène du Bois.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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A Certain Small Shepherd (1965)

One snowy winter’s evening Christmas comes to Hurricane Gap. Jamie is ready with his crook, his cloak and his gifts to welcome the new born babe.

Author(s): Rebecca Caudill
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Digging for China (1970)

A little boy decides to dig a hole to China. Beautifully illustrated by William Pène du Bois.

Author(s): Richard Wilbur
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Dr. Ox’s Experiment (1963)

Dr. Ox decides to see what will happen if he increases the oxygen in the atmosphere of the town of Quinquendone. Even he is astonished at the results.

Author(s): Jules Verne
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Elisabeth the Cow Ghost (1936)

Elisabeth was known as the sweetest and gentlest cow in Normandy, but deep down she wondered if she was really wild and fierce. She decides to come back as a ghost to find out.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Elisabeth the Cow Ghost (1964)

Elisabeth was known as the sweetest and gentlest cow in Normandy, but deep down she wondered if she was really wild and fierce. She decides to come back as a ghost to find out.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Fierce John (1959)

After a visit to the zoo, John decides to be a fierce lion. Do lions eat ice cream?

Author(s): Edward Fenton
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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The Flying Locomotive (1941)

Toto Number 2 wants to be a Swiss Flyer. When his fairy godmother gives him the power to fly, he helps Madame Suzie, the famous Swiss cow save a mountaineer in distress.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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The Forbidden Forest (1978)

How Spider Max, Lady Adelaide and Buckingham the bull dog end the war.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Gentleman Bear (1985)

Billy Browne-Browne and Bayard Bear have a long and exciting life together.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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The Giant (1954)

What would you think if you looked out your hotel window and saw an enormous eye looking at you? Senor Bill investigates and meets El Muchacho, a nine year old giant.

Author(s): William Pène du Bois
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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