Paul Galdone
● Genre : Illustration
● 2007-10-27

Paul Galdone was born circa 1907 in Budapest, Austria- Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1921. Galdone studied art at the Art Student's League and New York School for Industrial Design. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army, Engineers. The author and illustrator of children's books also was employed as a bus boy, electrician's helper, and fur dryer, in addition to four years in the art department at Doubleday (NY). His work was awarded runner up for the Caldecott Medal (Eve Titus, Anatole, 1957 and Anatole and the Cat, 1958) and selection by the American Library Association for notable books (The Little Red Hen, Winter Danger, and Flaming Arrows). He died of a heart attack on 7 November 1986, in Nyack, NY.

Selected bibliography
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (1957)(illustrator only, written by F. Mowat)
My Dog and I (1958)(illustrator only, written by Nancy Lord)
Basil of Baker Street (1958) (illustrator only, written by Eve Titus)
Anatole series of books (1957-1961) (illustrator only, written by Eve Titus)
Henny Penny (1968)
George Washington's Breakfast (1969) (illustrator only, written by Jean Fritz)
The Monkey and the Crocodile, A Jataka Tale From India (1969)
Three Little Pigs (1970)
Basil and the Pygmy Cats (1971)(illustrator only, written by Eve Titus)
Obedient Jack (1971)
Three Aesop Fox Fables (1971)
The Little Red Hen (1973)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (1973)(illustrator only)
Jack-o'-Lantern (1974)(illustrator only, written by Edna Barth)
The Gingerbread Boy (1975)
Puss in Boots (1976)(illustrator only, written by Charles Perrault)
The Tailypo (1977)(illustrator only, written by Joanna Galdone)
The Gingerbread Boy (1979)
Three Ducks Went Wandering (1980)(illustrator only, written by Ronald Roy)
Jack and the Beanstalk(1982)
The Turtle and the Monkey (1983)
The Greedy Old Fat Man (1983)
The Three Sillies (1981)
The Elves and the Shoemaker (1983)
The Teeny Tiny Woman (1984)
Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee (1985)
Rumpelstiltskin (1985)
Three Little Kittens (1986)
Over In The Meadow (1987)
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (1987)
Three Blind Mice (1987)(illustrator only, written by John W. Ivimey)

A French mouse decides to earn an honest living by tasting the cheese in a cheese factory and leaving notes about its quality.
Anatole's job as a taster in a cheese factory is endangered by a marauding cat.
The famous English mouse detective travels to the Orient hoping to solve the mystery of whether there actually is a land inhabited by pygmy cats.
Once upon a time there were three Billy Goats. They lived in a valley and the name of all three Bill Goats was "Gruff".
This is a pleasant retelling of the classic tale, in which the Gingerbread Boy manages to elude the clutches of everyone he meets until he happens upon a clever fox.
The narrative tells of a gentleman who is courting a farmer's daughter. When first the suitor's sweetheart, then her parents, disappear into the cellar one by one, he discovers the trio "A-sobbing and a-screeching and a-swimming in the cellar full of cider" (for quite a silly reason). He then sets out on horseback to "find three sillies who are even sillier than you three," and after he does, he returns to marry the daughter.
An old English rhyme names all the animals a farm boy feeds on his daily rounds.
A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
An old nursery poem introduces animals & their young and the numbers one through ten.
Edward Lear's nonsense poem about two unlikely sweethearts--an elegant owl and a beautiful cat. After festively boarding a luxurious "pea-green" boat decorated with gilded carvings, the couple--together with assorted animal families--ride gondolas, sail past the Statue of Liberty and land on a tropical island where passengers and crew celebrate their nuptials.