They were strong and good / written and illustrated by Robert Lawson.

By: Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957Contributor(s): Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957 [ill] | Viking Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: [New York] : Viking Press, c1940, c1968Description: [68] p. : ill. ; 26 x 22 cmISBN: 0670699497; 9780670699490Subject(s): Families -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Families -- Juvenile literature | Courage -- Juvenile literature | Ship captains -- Juvenile literature | Farm life -- Juvenile literature | Sermons -- Juvenile literature | Devil -- Juvenile literature | Convents -- Juvenile literature | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Juvenile literature | Slaves -- Juvenile literature | Love -- Juvenile literature | United States -- History -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865DDC classification: 973.0922 LOC classification: PZ7.L4384Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1941.Summary: Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.
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Art techniques used: Pen and ink drawings in black and white, reminiscent of copper plate etchings.

"This is the story of my mother and my father and of their fathers and mothers." ... Forward.

"First published September 1940."

Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.

Caldecott Medal, 1941.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Robert Lawson was born in 1892 in New York City. He studied art for three years under illustrator Howard Giles. His career as an illustrator began in 1914, when his illustration for a poem about the invasion of Belgium was published in Harper's Weekly. In 1922, he illustrated his first children's book, The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat. Subsequently he illustrated dozens of children's books by other authors, including such well-known titles as The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.

He has illustrated as many as forty books by other authors, and another seventeen books that he himself was author of, including Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin By His Good Mouse Amos and Rabbit Hill. His work was widely admired, and he became the first, and so far only, person to be given both the Caldecott Medal (They Were Strong and Good, 1941) and the Newbery Medal (Rabbit Hill, 1945). Ben and Me earned a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961. Lawson died in 1957 at his home in Westport, Connecticut, in a house that he referred to as Rabbit Hill, since it had been the setting for his book of the same name. He was 64.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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