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Book Title: Frederick's Fables : A Treasury of 16 Favorite Leo Lionni Stories|
Date of issue: September 23rd 1997
ISBN 13: 9780679888260
The author of the book: Leo Lionni
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 927 KB
Edition: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books Frederick's Fables : A Treasury of 16 Favorite Leo Lionni Stories:In honor of the 30th anniversary of the publication of "Frederick,"
Knopf is pleased to issue an expanded collector's edition of Leo Lionni's
timeless tales that celebrate the power of imagination and the human spirit.
With the addition of three new titles-- "Matthew's Dream, An Extraordinary
Egg," and "Six Crows" --this magnificent treasury now contains 16
unabridged stories, including three Caldecott Honor books and Lionni's
inimitable full-color artwork gracing every page. Add a striking new cover and
a fascinating introduction by the author, and this is a volume no Lionni fan
will want to be without.
In a pointer review of the 1985 edition, "Kirkus Reviews" said, "Lionni's
stories are simple and elegant, his pictures are nothing short of stunning.
Splashy colors, inventive collages, whimsy, and a sense of wonder are all here
in abundance. A splendid collection...not to be missed."
Read information about the authorLeo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.
Leo Lionni has gained international renown for his paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, and sculpture, as well as for his books for children. He was born in Holland in 1910 of Dutch parents, and although his education did not include formal art courses (in fact, he has a doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa), he spent much of his free time as a child in Amsterdam's museums, teaching himself to draw.
Lionni's business training gradually receded into the background as his interest in art and design grew. Having settled in Milan soon after his marriage in 1931, he started off by writing about European architecture for a local magazine. It was there that he met the contacts who were to give him a start as a professional graphic designer. When he moved to America in 1939, Lionni was hired by a Philadelphia advertising agency as art director. Later he became design director for the Olivetti Corporation of America, and then art director for Fortune magazine. At the same time, his reputation as an artist flourished as he began to exhibit his paintings and drawings in galleries from New York to Japan.
Lionni launched his career as an author/illustrator of books for children in 1959. Originally developed from a story he had improvised for his grandchildren during a dull train ride, Little Blue and Little Yellow was the first of what is now a long list of children's picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books.
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