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Robert Lawson

(Robert (Rob, Robin) Ripley Lawson)

Author, Illustrator, Compiler

(1892 - 1957 )

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).