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Loren Long

Forfatter af Otis

32+ Værker 6,662 Medlemmer 169 Anmeldelser

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Loren Long received a BA in graphic design/art studio from the University of Kentucky and did graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator. His first vis mere picture book, Angela Johnson's I Dream of Trains, won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration. He has illustrated numerous other works including The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna, Toy Boat by Randall DeSeve which won the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award for Children's Picture Book, Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, and the chapter book series Sluggers that he created with Phil Bildner. His version of Walt Whitman's When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer was a Golden Kite Honor Book. He has written and illustrated several books including Drummer Boy and the Otis series. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: by Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)


Værker af Loren Long

Otis (2009) 1,675 eksemplarer, 77 anmeldelser
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem (2019) — Illustrator — 904 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Otis and the Puppy (2013) 720 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Little Tree (2015) 511 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake (2018) — Forfatter — 450 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Otis and The Kittens (2016) 409 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Otis and the Tornado (2011) 365 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Otis and the Scarecrow (2014) 298 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
An Otis Christmas (2013) 296 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Otis's Busy Day (2014) 231 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Drummer Boy (2008) 185 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Someone Builds the Dream (2021) — Illustrator — 135 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Barnstormers: Game 1 (2007) 106 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Magic In The Outfield (2009) 67 eksemplarer
Otis Loves to Play (2012) 43 eksemplarer
Horsin' Around (2009) 36 eksemplarer
Barnstormers: Game 3 (2008) 33 eksemplarer
What Does Otis See? (2015) 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Otis Gives Thanks (2017) 29 eksemplarer
Water, Water Everywhere (2009) 25 eksemplarer
Great Balls Of Fire (2009) 25 eksemplarer
The Yellow Bus (2024) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Home Of The Brave (2010) 20 eksemplarer
Blastin' The Blues (2010) 18 eksemplarer
Let's Go, Otis! (2013) 11 eksemplarer
Let's Doodle, Otis! (2015) 8 eksemplarer
Otis the Tractor Doll (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Ti'Train (souple) (2011) 1 eksemplar
Otiss Busy Day 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Little Engine That Could (1930) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver11,188 eksemplarer, 193 anmeldelser
Mr. Peabodys æbler (2003) — Illustrator — 1,206 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010) — Illustrator — 1,136 eksemplarer, 58 anmeldelser
Love (2018) — Illustrator — 850 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Nightsong (2012) — Illustrator — 624 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver443 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Toy Boat (2007) — Illustrator — 258 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary (2005) — Bidragyder — 243 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Good Day, Good Night (2017) — Illustrator — 216 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
My Dog, My Hero (2000) — Illustrator — 200 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Melvin's Valentine (2009) — Illustrator — 132 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Kat's Maps (2011) — Illustrator — 124 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer (2004) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver121 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
If I Was the Sunshine (2019) — Illustrator — 84 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Dizzy Izzy (2010) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver67 eksemplarer
Junkyard Fort (2009) 61 eksemplarer
The Day the Animals Came: A Story of Saint Francis Day (2003) — Illustrator — 56 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Kat's Mystery Gift (2009) — Illustrator — 47 eksemplarer
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) — Illustrator — 30 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Who's That Truck? (2008) 24 eksemplarer
What a Wreck! (2008) — Illustrator — 11 eksemplarer
Jon Scieszka's Trucktown on Reading Street ABCs (2007) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
Ti'Train — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Joplin, Missouri, USA
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
University of Kentucky
American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA
children's book author
Kort biografi
Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow.

He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Loren's Little Tree, is a picture book for all ages.

He has most recently illustrated Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown and Love by Newbery Medalist, Matt de la Peña.

People often ask how I ended up becoming a children’s author and illustrator for a living.

As a kid, I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1970’s. We had no artists of any kind in the family. We didn’t know any artists. I liked sports, especially baseball. My mother read to me a lot. But I have to admit, my favorite subject in school was P.E. class. I also liked to draw. My parents encouraged me to keep drawing.

By the time I was in junior high school, art was holding a close second place to gym as my two favorite subjects in school. I liked everything we did in art class — drawing in perspective, ceramics and painting with tempera paints.

Not much changed in high school. I took every art class they offered. My art teacher introduced me to famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso and Norman Rockwell.

I entered the University of Kentucky not having any idea of what I would do with my life. I had five different majors in five years of college. But I took every art class they offered, and at the end of my junior year, I decided to try to be a professional artist.

By the end of college, I had gotten the bug* to be an illustrator. However, I didn’t feel ready for a career in the illustration field so I went to The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

I got my first job as an illustrator at a greeting card company. I had that job for about four years.

I then worked for nearly ten years as a freelance illustrator for mostly editorial clients such as Sports Illustrated, Time, Reader’s Digest and Forbes. You can see some of those illustrations here. I feel that all those years of illustrating for magazines developed my visual storytelling abilities.

I began getting calls to do book covers for mostly YA novels and eventually an editor called me to do my first picture book, I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson. I loved it.

Please go to my FAQ page for answers to other questions. You can click here to read an older, longer bio about me and some of my artistic influences.

Lastly, I’m not sure what all those years of gym class contributed to my career, but I’m pretty confident that I could beat Jon Scieszka and David Shannon in a game of dodge ball.

*the bug- passion for something, I did not get that passion and drive until my last year of college, so parents, be patient.[from website]



A yellow bus cycles through many stages of life, serving schoolchildren, then seniors, then unhoused people, then goats, and finally fish. The bus and its inhabitants are in color; the rest of the art is in grayscale, keeping the focus on the bus and the people she carries "from one important place to another....and they filled her with joy."

See also: Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen/Barbara Cooney, One Little Bag by Henry Cole
JennyArch | Jul 19, 2024 |
Beginner Reader
BooksInMirror | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
I think young readers enjoy this rhyming celebration of skilled labor - building the dreams. Kids are curious about how things are built. This books shows us the dreamers - the architects, designers, etc. and celebrates the workers who work hard to make these dreams a reality. There is a lot of detail in the pictures and this detail will invite several read throughs. I think Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long make a great team!
AnnesLibrary | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |
This one does not feel impactful or memorable.
mslibrarynerd | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |



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