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Emily Arnold McCully
Emily Arnold McCully was born left-handed in Galesburg, Illinois. She was a dare-devil tree-climber and ball-player who loved to write stories and illustrate them. Her family moved to New York City and then to a suburb, where she attended school. After college at Brown University, she earned a... show more
Emily Arnold McCully was born left-handed in Galesburg, Illinois. She was a dare-devil tree-climber and ball-player who loved to write stories and illustrate them. Her family moved to New York City and then to a suburb, where she attended school. After college at Brown University, she earned a Master's degree at Columbia University in art history. She worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines, advertisements and book publishers until a radio station commissioned a series of posters showing children playing. The first appeared in subway cars, where it was seen by a children's book editor. It launched a long career, first as an illustrator, then as author/illustrator of picture books. McCully won a Caldecott Medal in 1993. She has two grown sons, one grandson and lives in New York City and Columbia County, N.Y., where she grows flowers and vegetables.
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 6 years ago
Wow! Wow! Wow! I *LOVE* this story so much. It is hard to imagine a time treating animals with kindness and compassion was viewed as strange. And it's interesting to learn about how views changed and who were the forerunners. This book tells the story of a former slave and self trained veterinarian ...
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Peace, Love & Books rated it 9 years ago
Great picture book story about Beautiful Jim Key.
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