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Jeanette Winter

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Winter was born in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biography: Jeanette Winter is an award-winning author and illustrator of childrens books. She has illustrated books for other authors and has written many self-illustrated titles. Many of Jeanette's books are based on true stories. She has also illustrated three books written by her son, Jonah Winter: ''The Secret World of Hildegard'', ''Once upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman'' and ''Diego'' a biography of Diego Rivera - winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. A BFA graduate of the University of Iowa, she also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Winter currently resides in New York.


Awards:
    '''''Follow the Drinking Gourd'''''
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council (NCSS/CBC), 1988
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1988 '''''Diego''''' - written by Jonah Winter
  • -- New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation, 1991
  • -- Parent's Choice Award, 1991
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS/CBC, 1991 '''''Eight Hands Round''''' - written by Ann Whitford Paul
  • -- New York Times Notable Book, 1991 '''''Klara's New World'''''
  • -- Teacher's Choice, IRA/CBC, 1992
  • -- Parent's Choice Award, 1992 '''''A Fruit and Vegetable Man'''''
  • -- Hungry Mind Review Book of distinction, 1993 '''''Shaker Boy'''''
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 1994 '''''The Christmas Tree Ship'''''
  • -- Children's Choice Award, IRA/CBC, 1994 '''''Cowboy Charlie'''''
  • -- Parent's Choice Honor citation, 1995 '''''My Name Is Georgia'''''
  • -- Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly, 1998
  • -- Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA), 1998
  • -- Editor's Choice, Booklist, 1998
  • -- Notable Book in Language Arts, NCTE, 1998
  • -- 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, 1998
  • -- Best Book, Bank Street College of Education, 1998 '''''Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World'''''
  • -- Notable Book, New York Times, 2002
  • -- Parent's Choice silver medal, 2002 '''''Nio's Mask'''''
  • -- Parent's Choice Honor, 2003
  • -- Best Books, Bank Street College, 2003
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 2003 '''''The Librarian of Basra'''''
  • -- Notable Children's Book selection, ALA
  • -- Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction, Bank Street College of Education
  • -- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC
  • -- Middle East Outreach Council honorable mention '''''Mama'''''
  • -- Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, 2006 '''''Wangari's Trees of Peace

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Jeanette Winter on Encyclopedia.com : http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/american-art-biographies/jeanette-winter
Website: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/661/Winter-Jeanette-1939-Sidelights.html
Jeanette Winter on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jeanette++winter


Selected Titles

  A fruit & vegetable man
ISBN: 1590194934 OCLC: 62706314

Ipicturebooks.com, New York : [2005?]

Sun Ho first watches the artistic fruit and vegetable man, Ruby Rubenstein, at work; then he begins helping in the store--even offering something new: bean sprouts.

A fruit & vegetable man /
ISBN: 0316774677 OCLC: 26012461

Joy Street Books, Boston : ©1993.

Sun Ho first watches the artistic fruit and vegetable man, Ruby Rubenstein, at work; then he begins helping in the store--even offering something new: bean sprouts.

Angelina's island /
ISBN: 0374303495 OCLC: 61865118

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York : ©2007.

Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.

Beatrix :
ISBN: 0374306559 OCLC: 49795256

This simple biography of Beatrix Potter, best known for writing The tale of Peter Rabbit, includes excerpts from her published letters and journals and reveals why she drew and wrote about animals.

Biblioburro :
ISBN: 1416997784 OCLC: 424330676

Beach Lane Books, New York : ©2010.

"After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' He starts with two burros--one for himself, one for books--and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night."--Amazon.com.

  Biblioburro :
ISBN: 9781133900030 OCLC: 816134656

National Geographic School Publishing : Johnson City, TN : ©2013.

After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' --Amazon.com.

Calavera abecedario :
ISBN: 0152059067 OCLC: 54500745

Harcourt, Orlando : ©2004.

Every year Don Pedro and his family make paper-mache skeletons, or calavera, for Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday, and every letter of the alphabet gets its own unique bones.

  Come out to play /
ISBN: 039487742X OCLC: 11840345

Knopf, New York : ©1986.

Presents the Mother Goose rhyme inviting girls and boys to leave supper and sleep and come out to play in the street by the light of the moon. Illustrations show modern-day children.

Cotton mill town /
ISBN: 0525449663 OCLC: 25546172

Dutton Children's Books, New York : ©1993.

A visit to Grandmama provides lyrical moments of peace and pleasure, picking huckleberries or catching tadpoles in the goldfish pond.

Cowboy Charlie :
ISBN: 9781930900837 OCLC: 944086165

The story of the great American painter of the Wild West, Charlie Russell.

Day of the Dead
ISBN: 9781442018013 OCLC: 311774711

Paw Prints, [United States?] : [2009?]

Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead /
ISBN: 0152024468 OCLC: 34244133

Harcourt Brace, San Diego : ©1997.

Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Diego
ISBN: 0679919872 OCLC: 22911517

Discusses the childhood of Diego Rivera and how it influenced his art.

Elsina's clouds /
ISBN: 0374321183 OCLC: 50403772

Frances Foster Books, New York : 2004.

In South Africa, a Basotho girl paints designs on her house as a prayer to the ancestors for rain.

Emily Dickinson's letters to the world /
ISBN: 0374321477 OCLC: 46918064

A brief description of the life of Emily Dickinson and a selection of her poems.

Follow the drinking gourd /
ISBN: 0679819975 OCLC: 17764193

Knopf, New York : ©1988.

By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

  Follow the drinking gourd by Jeanette Winter :
ISBN: 1885603835 OCLC: 39268267

Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA : ©1996.

Harry (the monster)
ISBN: 039484162X OCLC: 5219171

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1980.

A monster who is afraid of little people discovers they are even more afraid of him.

  Henri's scissors
ISBN: 9780616792193 OCLC: 1011702176

CNIB, Toronto : 2014.

In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and became a famous artist who created paintings that were adored around the world. But late in life, a serious illness confined him to a wheelchair, and amazingly, it was from there that he created some of his most beloved worksenormous and breathtaking paper cutouts. Grades K-3. 2013.

Henri's scissors /
ISBN: 1442464844 OCLC: 858777751

"When Henri Matisse was a boy, he drew pictures everywhere. And when he grew up, he became a famous artist whose paintings were beloved around the world. Then late in life, a serious illness confined Henri to just his bed and a wheelchair. But amazingly, from there he created some of his finest works, the enormous and breathtaking paper cut-outs."--Jacket flap.

Hey diddle diddle
ISBN: 0152021337 OCLC: 42450690

Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, CA : ©1999.

Simple illustrations are used to present the familiar nursery rhyme about the antics of the cow, moon, dog, cat, etc.

Hinny Winny Bunco /
ISBN: 0060221283 OCLC: 7671383

Harper & Row, New York, N.Y. : ©1982.

Hinny Winny Bunco, a farmer overworked by his crabby brother, is miserable until he is given a fiddle by a strange old man and discovers his musical talent.

Hush little baby /
ISBN: 0394963253 OCLC: 9683191

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1984.

In an old lullaby a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent.

Josefina /
ISBN: 0152010912 OCLC: 32855645

Harcourt Brace, San Diego : 1996.

A counting book inspired by Mexican folk artist Josefina Aguilar who makes painted clay figures.

Kali's song /
ISBN: 0375970223 OCLC: 717291680

Schwartz & Wade Books, New York : ©2012.

Thousands and thousands of years ago, a young boy gets his first hunting bow and learns to shoot, but he prefers to use the bow to make music.

  Klara's new world
ISBN: 0679906266 OCLC: 24379421

Knopf, New York : 1992.

A Swedish family faces many hardships when they immigrate to America in search of a better life.

LIBRARIAN OF BASRA :
ISBN: 0358141834 OCLC: 1080246703

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, [S.l.] : 2019.

Malala, Iqbal :
ISBN: 1481422944 OCLC: 885377950

"A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

Mama :
ISBN: 0152054952 OCLC: 61204325

Harcourt, Orlando : 2006.

A true story about a baby hippo who loses his mother during a tsunami, but finds a new home and a new mother.

  More Witch, Goblin, and Ghost stories
ISBN: 0394839331 OCLC: 3845154

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1978.

The further adventures of three friends who go on a picnic, learn about honesty, and discover a remedy for insomnia.

Mr. Cornell's dream boxes
ISBN: 9781442499003 OCLC: 849641431

Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes--wonderlands covered in glass. And who did he most like to share them with? Children, of course.

My baby /
ISBN: 0374351031 OCLC: 43936689

Frances Foster Books, New York : 2001.

As she waits for her baby to be born, a young African woman describes some of the sights and sounds of her Mali homeland as she creates a beautiful bogolan cloth for her child.

My name is Georgia :
ISBN: 015204597X OCLC: 36438843

Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace, San Diego : ©1998.

Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.

  My name is Georgia :
ISBN: 0030434599 OCLC: 52544136

Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc., San Diego : 2003.

Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.

Nanuk the ice bear
ISBN: 9781481446679 OCLC: 903511039

At the top of the world, a polar bear hunts, swims, courts, raises cubs, and worries as they go off on their own.

Nasreen's secret school :
ISBN: 1416994378 OCLC: 311763793

Beach Lane Books, New York : ©2009.

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

  Nasreen's secret school :
ISBN: 9780736793681 OCLC: 815301950

Zaner-Bloser, Columbus, O.H. : [2013]

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Niño's mask /
ISBN: 0803728077 OCLC: 48084258

Dial Books for Young Readers, New York : 2003.

Told that he is too young to wear a mask at the Fiesta, Niño make his own mask and surprises his family and the whole village. Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an author's note.

Once upon a time in Chicago :
ISBN: 0786824042 OCLC: 43083203

Hyperion Books for Children, New York : 2000.

A simple biography of the great jazz musician, Benny Goodman, and how his extraordinary musical ability was originally encouraged by his immigrant father.

Rock-a-bye baby /
ISBN: 0152021329 OCLC: 42420250

Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, CA : ©1999.

Simple illustrations are used to present the familiar nursery rhyme.

Sebastian :
ISBN: 015200629X OCLC: 38504291

Harcourt Brace, San Diego : ©1999.

Describes how Johann Sebastian Bach survived the sorrows of his childhood and composed the music the world has come to love.

September roses /
ISBN: 0374367361 OCLC: 52644735

Farrar Straus Giroux, New York : 2004.

On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa find a good use for the roses they have grown when the flower show in New York City is canceled due to the attack on the World Trade Center.

Shaker boy /
ISBN: 0152769218 OCLC: 28510206

Having come to live among the Shakers at the age of six, Caleb spends the rest of his life learning their songs and their ways.

Sleepy river /
ISBN: 0399223495 OCLC: 26363750

Philomel, New York : ©1993.

A canoe ride at nightfall provides a mother and child glimpses of ducks, fireflies, bats, and other wonders of nature.

Snow /
ISBN: 0399227512 OCLC: 30402212

Philomel Books, New York : 1995.

Everything is different the morning after a deep new snowfall.

The changeling /
ISBN: 0679810358 OCLC: 22273068

A farmer's wife becomes the foster mother of a troll's child and her humanistic treatment of the changeling eventually secures the return of her own son.

The Christmas tree ship
ISBN: 0698116534 OCLC: 40138530

Putnam & Grosset Group, New York : 1998, ©1994.

Each winter Captain Herman fills his fishing schooner with Christmas trees, sails down Lake Michigan, and delivers trees to the residents of Chicago.

The girl and the moon man :
ISBN: 0394863267 OCLC: 9969926

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1984.

A retelling of a traditional Siberian tale in which a lonely moon unsuccessfully tries to carry a young girl off into the sky and then must offer many timeless gifts to win her forgiveness.

The house that Jack built
ISBN: 0142301264 OCLC: 52128301

Puffin Books, New York : 2003.

Simple rebus illustrations are used to present the familiar cumulative nursery rhyme about the antics that go on in the house built by an unsuspecting Jack.

  The house that Jack built /
ISBN: 0803728204 OCLC: 41645991

Simple rebus illustrations are used to present the familiar cumulative nursery rhyme about the antics that go on in the house built by an unsuspecting Jack.

The itsy-bitsy spider /
ISBN: 0152021302 OCLC: 43893712

Harcourt, San Diego, CA : ©2000.

The itsy-bitsy spider encounters a fan, a mouse, a cat, and a rocking chair as she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

The librarian of Basra :
ISBN: 0152054456 OCLC: 55658292

Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, Fla. : ©2005.

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, the library where she works has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.

  The magic ring :
ISBN: 0394863240 OCLC: 14213946

Knopf, New York : 1987.

Lost in the forest after the family she works for is killed by robbers, a poor servant girl is befriended by a white dove who provides food, clothing, and shelter but then asks for a favor in return.

The secret world of Hildegard /
ISBN: 0439507391 OCLC: 69020964

A.A. Levine, New York, NY : 2007.

An introduction to the life of Hildegard of Bingen, who lived in a time when women were expected only to obey--not to have visions or speak about them. Yet she did speak, and through her courage became one of the greatest mystics and composers of the medieval age.

The tale of Pale Male :
ISBN: 0152059725 OCLC: 65064337

Harcourt, Orlando : ©2007.

The true story of two red-tailed hawks who nested on a tall apartment building on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1993 and thereby attracted widespread attention from the public.

The tale of Pale Male :
ISBN: 9780547545530 OCLC: 770706682

Harcourt, Orlando : ©2007.

The true story of two red-tailed hawks who nested on a tall apartment building on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1993 and thereby attracted widespread attention from the public.

The tortilla cat /
ISBN: 0152895876 OCLC: 33442243

Harcourt Brace, San Diego : ©1998.

When all five Romero children get sick, a magical cat appears in the night and cures them of their fevers.

The watcher :
ISBN: 0375867740 OCLC: 544287358

Schwartz & Wade Books, New York : ©2011.

This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

The watcher :
ISBN: 9780375985836 OCLC: 764717670

Schwartz & Wade Books, New York : ©2011.

This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

The world's birthday :
ISBN: 0152000453 OCLC: 35862515

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego : 1995, ©1990.

Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

  The world's birthday :
ISBN: 9780547259420 OCLC: 811344325

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York : 2009, ©1990.

Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Twinkle, twinkle little star /
ISBN: 0152021310 OCLC: 50149346

Red Wagon Books, San Diego, CA : ©2000.

An illustrated version of this popular children's song.

Wangari's trees of peace :
ISBN: 0152065458 OCLC: 166317545

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Wangari's trees of peace :
ISBN: 9781328869210 OCLC: 994315723

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

  Witch goblin and ghost are back.
ISBN: 0676316506 OCLC: 948578745

Amer School Pub, [Place of publication not identified] : 1985.

Witch, Goblin, and Ghost in the haunted woods :
ISBN: 0394844432 OCLC: 6648806

Pantheon Books, New York, N.Y. : ©1981.

Goblin, Ghost, and Witch look for buried treasure, go swimming, play a game, hear a story, and get lost in a snowstorm.

  Witch, Goblin, and Ghost's book of things to do /
ISBN: 039494612X OCLC: 7173744

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1982.

Three friends show how to write a rebus, play a game, write in secret code, put on a play, and perform a magic trick.

Witch, Goblin, and sometimes Ghost :
ISBN: 0394832167 OCLC: 2121458

Pantheon Books, New York : ©1976.

Goblin has friends who will help him even when he is afraid, forgetful, or even grumpy.

 

 

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