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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Victoria Chess  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois

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Victoria Chess was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Victoria Chess is a published author and an illustrator of over 100 children's books. She attended the Kokoshka School of Art, Salzburg, Austria and Boston Museum School.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Fletcher and Zenobia
ISBN: B000UDB6UU

Meredith Press. 1967

Alfred's Alphabet Walk
ISBN: 0688842232

Olympic Marketing Corp. 1979

As he encounters animals from A to Z, Alfred learns the letters of the alphabet.

Poor Esme
ISBN: 2843740231

Harlin Quist. 1998

A lonely little girl wishes for a playmate, and her wish is finally granted in a way she never expected.

This for That
ISBN: 0803715536

Dial. 1997

Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats

The Little Buggers
ISBN: 0803717695

Dial. 1998

An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders.

The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain
ISBN: 0395900158

Clarion Books. 2000

A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mourning, setting off a comical chain of events that results in a second chance for the beautiful butterfly and her devoted husband. Enchantingly original depictions of the beautiful butterfly and her friends and an inventive happy ending reveal the sweetness and humor of this enduring Spanish folktale. FOLKLORE NOTE.

Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales
ISBN: 1416975721

Aladdin. 2008

What happens when...

Old Doctor Wango Tango, along with his rosy, blowsy, noisy nose and crew of lightweight pets, travels to the tip of a very windy hill?

Two dancing legs

two waving, whirling arms

and one big head piece themselves together?

A little old lady buries the prickly, tickly, scary, hairy toe that she's found, only to be chased by the something that wants it back?

Children will tingle with terror and shriek with glee over Nancy Van Laan and Victoria Chess's hilariously spooky -- but not too spooky -- read-aloud tales.


Awards

-- Brooklyn Art Books for Children

-- Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library in 1973 for ''Fletcher and Zenobia''

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-- American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show Award in 1975 for ''Bugs''