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
NationalityAmerican
GenreChildren's picture books
Notable works
Notable awardsCaldecott Medal
1981
SpouseAnita 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
NationalityAmerican
GenreChildren's picture books
Notable works
Notable awardsCaldecott Medal
1981
SpouseAnita 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.

Biography[edit]

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 musical A Year with Frog and Toad (workshopped 2000, premiered 2002), by Adrianne Lobel and others, 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]

As illustrator[edit]

Written by Millicent E. Selsam[edit]

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

Written by Jack Prelutsky[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Jack Prelutsky:

Written by Nathaniel Benchley[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Nathaniel Benchley:

Written by Peggy Parish[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Peggy Parish:

Written by Lilian Moore[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Lilian Moore:

Written by Edward Lear[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Edward Lear:

Written by Charlotte Zolotow[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Charlotte Zolotow:

Written by Jean van Leeuwen[edit]

Books that Arnold Lobel illustrated for Jean van Leeuwen:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/biography/arnold-stark-lobel-dlb/
  2. ^ "Arnold Lobel, 54, author, illustrator" (Google News Archive), Ocala Star-Banner, December 8, 1987: 5B, retrieved January 15, 2012 
  3. ^ "It has a name: AIDS" (Google News Archive), Rome News-Tribune, Associated Press, January 7, 1990, retrieved January 15, 2012 
  4. ^ Stout, Hilary (December 6, 1987), "Arnold Lobel, Author-Illustrator", The New York Times 
  5. ^ Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938–Present
  6. ^ Odd owls & stour pigs in libraries (WorldCat catalog). Retrieved March 12, 2014. The cover image seems to say "Words by Adrianne Lobel".
  7. ^ The frogs and toads all sang in libraries (WorldCat catalog). Retrieved March 12, 2014.
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