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Illustrator Wendell Minor

Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over fifty beloved children’s books. His many collaborators include Jean Craighead George, Robert Burleigh, Buzz Aldrin, Tony Johnston, Mary Higgins Clark, and last but not least, his wife Florence. He has also designed and created art for over two thousand book covers. His books have garnered such awards as the Cook Prize, the Parents Choice Foundation Silver Honor, the Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children, and the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers.

In 2013, Wendell and Florence were given the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) President’s Award for lifetime achievement in arts and letters. Wendell received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Aurora University in Illinois in 2004 and one from the University of Connecticut in 2010. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and a member of the Low Illustration Committee at the New Britain Museum of American Art; he has also served as president of the Society of Illustrators and on the advisory council for the Connecticut Center for the Book. Wendell lectures at schools and universities across the country, frequently on environmental themes. His books, which have been featured on the PBS-TV program “The Reading Rainbow,” are used in classrooms throughout the country.

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Books by Wendell Minor


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