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Bill Peet : an autobiography.

By: Peet, Bill.
Contributor(s): Peet, Bill [ill] | Houghton Mifflin Company [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989Description: 190 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0395509327; 9780395509326; 0395689821; 9780395689820; 9780780739673 (PFNL); 0780739671 (PFNL).Subject(s): Peet, Bill -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Peet, Bill -- Juvenile literature | Walt Disney Productions -- Juvenile literature | Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Animators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature | Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile literature | Fatherless families -- Juvenile literature | Grandparents -- Juvenile literature | Farm life -- Juvenile literature | Children and death -- Juvenile literature | Artists -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Bill Peet.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B | 92 Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 1990. | ALA Notable Books for Children, 1990; Golden Kite Honor, 1989; Horn Book Fanfair, 1990.Summary: The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.
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Art techniques used: Black and white line drawings in soft black pencil.

The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

Caldecott Honor Book, 1990.

ALA Notable Books for Children, 1990; Golden Kite Honor, 1989; Horn Book Fanfair, 1990.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-- Peet's long shelf of popular picture books are familiar to library patrons; his long career as an artist for the Disney studios may not be so well-known. All of this and more is covered in this enthusiastic and heart-felt autobiography. The format is similar to James Stevenson's When I Was Nine (Greenwillow, 1986)--a picture book with autobiographical text and profuse illustrations in the familiar style of the author/subject--but while Stevenson describes only a short period in his life, Peet starts with his earliest memories and continues up to the present. Beginning with a traditional Midwestern town and country boyhood, the book follows Peet through high school, into art school, on to local prizes for his paintings, and eventually to an invitation to ``audition'' for the Disney studios, where he eventually worked on Snow White , Dumbo , Sleeping Beauty , and many more films. At the same time, he struggled at home with the picture-book format for his art, finding himself with reams of picture stories but at a loss for words to accompany them. Every page of this oversized book is illustrated with Peet's unmistakable black-and-white drawings of himself and the people, places, and events described in the text. Familiar characters from his books and movies appear often. The fascinating subject matter will encourage readers to finish the lengthy text. The pictures tell their own story and can be appreciated on many levels. An excellent choice for inspiring young gifted and talented students as well as for general readers. --Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, Pa. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Bill Peet was born William Bartlett Peed on January 29, 1915 in Grandview, Indiana. He graduated from the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. In 1937, he began his artistic career at Walt Disney Studios. While there, he worked on several feature films including Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Song of the South, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. He was both an artist and the screenwriter for several films including Cinderella, 101 Dalmatians, and Sword in the Stone. While working at Disney, he also wrote his own children's books and eventually left to become a full-time writer. <p> His first book, Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure, was published in 1955. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated 35 children's books including The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg; The Whingdingdilly; Chester the Worldly Pig; and Luckiest One of All. His book, Bill Peet: An Autobiography, was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1989. He died on May 11, 2002 at the age of 87. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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