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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brock Cole  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1938 in Charlotte, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Cole lived in Illinois from 1975 - 1992.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brock Cole is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books for children. He also writes novels for young adults. Cole graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in English and received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He taught philosophy at the University of Wisconsin for a number of years, before he started to write and illustrate books for children. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''Body of Work''' *Carl Sandburg Award ''''The Goats'''' *Notable Book, New York Times *Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association