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Robert Lawson

(Robert (Rob, Robin) Ripley Lawson)

Author, Illustrator, Compiler

(1892 - 1957)

Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson was an American author and illuustrator. He is considered one of the finest creators of children’s books of his time. Lawson was the first to receive both of the top two American prizes in this field: the Caldecott Medal for They Were Strong and Good (1940), and the Newbery Medal for Rabbit Hill (1945).



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Adam of the Road (1942)

Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Gray won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in 1943 for this the book. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minstrel father, Adam embarks on a series of escapades throughout medieval England. Readers are given an accurate portrayal of medieval culture and society. The book is illustrated by Robert Lawson.

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1943

Author(s): Elizabeth Janet Gray
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Aesop’s Fables (1941)

Here are all the old familiar fables from The Hare and the Tortoise to The Fox and the Crow and many others that are not as well known.

Author(s): Munro Leaf
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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At That Time (1947)

Robert Lawson’s memoir of growing up is set in suburban New Jersey in the early twentieth century. While aimed at older readers, younger ones will find much to enjoy as well. He is particularly good on the subject of kites, their proper construction and flying.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Ben and Me (1939)

In this, the first of Robert Lawson’s biographies of famous men written by their pets, Amos the mouse reveals the real story behind the Benjamin Franklin legend. From the invention of the Franklin Stove (based on a design by Amos) to his successful term as the United States ambassador to France, the talented mouse was at the great man’s side with his advice and counsel.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Betsy Ross (1936)

Helen Bates tells the story of how General George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross to sew the first American flag.

Author(s): Helen Dixon Bates
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Captain Kidd’s Cat (1956)

Being the True and Dolorous Chronicle of Wm. Kidd, Gent. & Merchant of New York. Late Captain of the Adventure Galley. Of the Vicissitudes attending His Unfortunate Cruise in Eastern Waters, of His Incarceration in Newgate Prison, of His Unjust Trial and Execution. As Narrated by His Faithful Cat McDermot, who ought to know.

In this, his fourth biography written by the subject’s pet, following on the success of “Ben and Me,” and “I Discover Columbus” and “Mr. Revere and I,” illustrator Robert Lawson returns to his earlier pen-and-ink style for the illustrations.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Connecticut Cookbook (1944)

This is a collection of recipes from Connecticut kitchens, equally adapted for wartime and peacetime.

Author(s): The Woman’s Club of Westport
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty
Robert Lawson
Et al

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Country Colic (1944)

Robert Lawson has written an illustrated glossary of the joys and travails of country living.

Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Crock of Gold (1942)

A fantasy about a philosopher, leprecauns, policemen and a crock of gold among others.

Author(s): James Stephens
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Delineator August 1921 (1921)

Robert Lawson drew an illustration for a poem Fairy Mischief on page 17. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Arthur Guiterman
Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Et al

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The Delineator February 1922 (1922)

Robert Lawson drew illustrations for The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat on page 18. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Et al

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The Delineator July 1921 (1921)

Robert Lawson drew an illustration for The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat on page 18. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): George R. Chester
Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Et al

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The Delineator June 1921 (1921)

Robert Lawson drew an illustration for The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat on page 18. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): George R. Chester
Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Et al

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