Arnold Lobel

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Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel.jpg
BornArnold Stark Lobel
(1933-05-22)May 22, 1933
Los Angeles, California
DiedDecember 4, 1987(1987-12-04) (aged 54)
Manhattan, New York, USA
OccupationWriter, illustrator
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
GenresChildren's picture books
Notable work(s)
Notable award(s)Caldecott Medal
1981
Spouse(s)Anita Kempler
ChildrenAdrianne Lobel, Adam Lobel
 
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Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel.jpg
BornArnold Stark Lobel
(1933-05-22)May 22, 1933
Los Angeles, California
DiedDecember 4, 1987(1987-12-04) (aged 54)
Manhattan, New York, USA
OccupationWriter, illustrator
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
GenresChildren's picture books
Notable work(s)
Notable award(s)Caldecott Medal
1981
Spouse(s)Anita Kempler
ChildrenAdrianne Lobel, Adam Lobel

Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933 – December 4, 1987) was an American author of children's books, including the Frog and Toad series and Mouse Soup. He both wrote and illustrated those picture books, as well as Fables for which he won the 1981 Caldecott Medal recognizing the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book.

Lobel also illustrated the works of other authors, including Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, first published in 1969.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lucille Stark and Joseph Lobel, but was raised in Schenectady, New York.[1] When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, also a children's book author and illustrator, and they moved to New York City. He had two children: a daughter, Adrianne, who was married to actor Mark Linn-Baker; a son, Adam; and three grandchildren.

Lobel died of complications arising from AIDS on December 4, 1987, at Doctors Hospital (Manhattan, New York).[2][3][4]

In 2009, Adrianne Lobel started releasing some of her father's archive material in the form of new books, with added watercolors by herself. The Frogs and Toads All Sang was released in May 2009, and Odd Owls and Stout Pigs was released in October 2009.

Awards[edit]

Lobel won the 1981 Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association, recognizing Fables as the year's best-illustrated U.S. children's picture book. He was also a runner-up in 1971 and 1972 Medals, for Frog and Toad are Friends and Hildilid's Night (Caldecott Honor Books).[5] He won the Garden State Children's Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association for Mouse Soup (1977).

Selected works[edit]

Frog and Toad series[edit]

A series of books featuring Frog and Toad

The 2002 musical A Year with Frog and Toad played on Broadway in 2003 and has toured nationally since.

Mister Muster series[edit]

Featuring Arnold Lobel's first self-written and illustrated book

Mouse series[edit]

Books illustrated for other authors[edit]

Books illustrated for Millicent E. Selsam[edit]

A series of Science I Can Read Books all written by Millicent E. Selsam and illustrated by Arnold Lobel:

Books illustrated for Jack Prelutsky[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Jack Prelutsky:

Books illustrated for Nathaniel Benchley[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Nathaniel Benchley:

Books illustrated for Peggy Parish[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Peggy Parish:

Books illustrated for Lilian Moore[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Lilian Moore:

Books illustrated for Edward Lear[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Edward Lear:

Books illustrated for Charlotte Zolotow[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Charlotte Zolotow:

Books illustrated for Jean van Leeuwen[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Jean van Leeuwen:

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