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Barbara Cooney (1917–2000)

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Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were born on 6 August 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, in the Bossert Hotel. She grew up on Long Island, but spent her summers as a child in Maine. Cooney attended a boarding school as a child. Cooney graduated from Smith College in 1938 and studied lithography and vis mere etching at Art Students League in New York. Just one year after graduation, she had her first commission, the illustrations for Ake and His World by Bertil Malmberg. Recalling an earlier trip to Germany before the war and the horrors that she had seen there, she felt compelled to join the Women's Army Corps during the summer of 1942. She enrolled in officer training and achieved the rank of second lieutenant, but was honorably discharged the following spring because of marriage pregnancy. The couple bought a farm in Pepperell, Massachusetts where they ran a children's camp during the summer months. By this time, Cooney was illustrating several books a year and wrote one now and then. It was for her adaptation of Chaucer's The Nun Priest's Tale that she won the prestigious Caldecott Medal, the highest honor given for illustrated children's books in the United States, in 1959. Twenty-one years later, Cooney again won the Caldecott Medal for Ox-Cart Man written by Donald Hall. In 1993, Ms. Cooney deposited more than 400 pieces of original art from 21 of her books in the Northeastern Children's Literature Collection, a part of the University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections. Works from this collection and from the artist's private collection are shown in this exhibit. Miss Rumphius won the National Book Award in 1983 and inspired the creation of the Maine Library Association's Lupine Award. Cooney died on 14 March, 2000 at the age of 83. Her last book was Basket Moon published in September of 1999. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Barbara Cooney, Barbara Cooney, Barbara By Cooney

Værker af Barbara Cooney

Miss Rumphius (1982) 6,261 eksemplarer
Island Boy (1988) 905 eksemplarer
Eleanor (1996) 903 eksemplarer
The Little Juggler (1961) 85 eksemplarer
Peter and the Wolf Pop-up Book (1985) 70 eksemplarer
Little Brother and Little Sister (1982) 56 eksemplarer
Christmas (A Crowell Holiday Book) (1967) 43 eksemplarer
Mother Goose in Spanish (1968) 13 eksemplarer
A Little Prayer (1967) 11 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Pigebørn eller Meg, Jo, Beth og Amy (1868) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver26,146 eksemplarer
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1881) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver3,830 eksemplarer
Ox-Cart Man (1979) — Illustrator — 3,704 eksemplarer
Roxaboxen (1991) — Illustrator — 2,504 eksemplarer
Bambi: A Life in the Woods (1923) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver2,410 eksemplarer
Chanticleer and the Fox (1958) — Illustrator — 1,568 eksemplarer
The Story of Holly and Ivy (1958) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver1,289 eksemplarer
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (1988) — Illustrator — 1,150 eksemplarer
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Illustrator — 812 eksemplarer
Christmas in the Barn (1952) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver811 eksemplarer
Wynken, Blynken, & Nod (1889) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver781 eksemplarer
Kildee House (1949) — Illustrator — 751 eksemplarer
Emily (1992) — Illustrator — 727 eksemplarer
Seven Little Rabbits (1800) — Illustrator — 615 eksemplarer
Letting Swift River Go (1992) — Illustrator — 537 eksemplarer
Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl (1976) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver503 eksemplarer
Snow-White and Rose-Red (1818) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver434 eksemplarer
The Little Fir Tree (1954) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver412 eksemplarer
Emma (1980) — Illustrator — 400 eksemplarer
The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes (1950) — Illustrator — 345 eksemplarer
The Crows of Pearblossom (1967) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver339 eksemplarer
The Basket Moon (1999) — Illustrator — 313 eksemplarer
Peacock Pie (1913) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver312 eksemplarer
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (1870) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver225 eksemplarer
American Folk Songs for Children (1948) — Illustrator — 200 eksemplarer
Let's Keep Christmas (1837) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver194 eksemplarer
Where Have You Been? (1878) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver170 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 01 (1957) — Illustrator — 148 eksemplarer
When the Sky is Like Lace (1975) — Illustrator — 145 eksemplarer
The Book of Children's Classics (1997) — Illustrator — 122 eksemplarer
Squawk to the Moon, Little Goose (1974) — Illustrator — 119 eksemplarer
Spirit Child: A Story of the Nativity (1984) — Illustrator — 117 eksemplarer
The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons (1994) — Illustrator — 109 eksemplarer
Princess Tales (1971) — Illustrator — 87 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 21 (1959) — Illustrator — 83 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 25 (1959) — Illustrator — 81 eksemplarer
Friends with God; stories and prayers of the Marshall family (1900) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver78 eksemplarer
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Spain (1963) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver76 eksemplarer
Herman the Great (1973) — Illustrator — 69 eksemplarer
Just Plain Maggie (1950) — Illustrator — 67 eksemplarer
Best in Children's Books 03 (1957) — Illustrator — 65 eksemplarer
The Donkey Prince (1977) — Illustrator — 62 eksemplarer
Down to the Beach (1973) — Illustrator — 50 eksemplarer
The Best Christmas (1949) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver43 eksemplarer
Peter's Long Walk (1953) — Illustrator — 32 eksemplarer
Animal Folk Songs for Children (1950) — Illustrator — 30 eksemplarer
Midsummer Magic: A Garland Of Stories, Charms, and Recipes (1977) — Illustrator — 22 eksemplarer
Away We Go!: 100 Poems for the Very Young (1956) — Illustrator — 22 eksemplarer
Homers hymne til Demeter (1972) — Illustrator — 22 eksemplarer
The House Mouse (1973) — Illustrator — 21 eksemplarer
Read Me More Stories (1951) — Illustrator — 20 eksemplarer
Read Me Another Story (1949) — Illustrator — 20 eksemplarer
Christmas Folk (1969) — Illustrator — 19 eksemplarer
"I am cherry alive," the little girl sang (1979) — Illustrator — 15 eksemplarer
Hermes, Lord of Robbers: Homeric Hymn Number Four (1971) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer
Katie's Magic Glasses (1965) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer
Dionysos and the Pirates: Homeric Hymn Number Seven (1970) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer
Pepper (1952) — Illustrator — 12 eksemplarer
The Brookline Trunk (2005) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
The Sad Story of the Little Bluebird and the Hungry Cat (1975) — Illustrator — 8 eksemplarer
Three Little Dachshunds (1963) — Illustrator — 7 eksemplarer
Yours with Love, Kate (1952) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 1980 — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Damariscotta, Maine, USA
Long Island, New York, USA
Maine, USA
Smith College (History)
children's book author
children's book illustrator
Murchie, Guy (husband)
Kort biografi
Barbara Cooney was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was a stockbroker and her mother was an artist who encouraged Barbara's talent for art. She attended private schools and graduated from Smith College before briefly attending art school in New York. A year later, she got her first commission: the illustrations for Ake and His World (1940) by Bertil Malmberg. During World War II, Barbara served in the Women’s Army Corps and married Guy Murchie in 1944. They had two children. The couple later divorced and Barbara remarried in 1949 to Charles T. Porter, a physician, with whom she had two children. In the course of her long career, Barbara Cooney illustrated more than 100 books. After receiving her second Caldecott award, she began to write books as well. In her final years, she lived in a house in Maine overlooking the sea.



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RCornell | 49 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |
Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.
PlumfieldCH | 168 andre anmeldelser | Sep 21, 2023 |
One of my favorite books as a child and potentially my first role-model. I still go crazy every time I find a hillside full of lupines.
Kiramke | 168 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
I was super duper skeptical of this book being my upcoming My First Books selection....and while I am unsure if I will use it in the actual storytime, I found this book BEAUTIFUL in its illustrations.

I love lupine. It's a favorite around the mountains. So scattering lupine around the oceans, oh the beauty! Leaving the world a more beautiful place than we left it. Making a difference. These are great life lessons for all readers. Miss Rumphius had seen the world but in the end, she made home a destination in and of itself. THIS is important to remember as we still live in Covid times. Home can be beautiful too.… (mere)
msgabbythelibrarian | 168 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2023 |



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