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Louis Slobodkin (February 19, 1903—May 1975), born in Albany, New York was a sculptor, author and illustrator of numerous children's books.At the age of 15, he attended the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York City from 1918 to 1923. He worked then as an elevator operator to sustain his living, as he studied Plato, Aquinas, Kant, and Goethe. He would deliberately get his elevator 'stuck' between floors so he could read his books.Slobodkin married Florence Gersh, a poet and children's book writer in 1927, but he didn't immediately become involved with children's literature. He illustrated his first children's book in 1941, The Moffats, by his friend, Eleanor Estes, with whom he collaborated on five more books. In 1944, he won the Caldecott Medal for illustrating Many Moons, written by American writer James Thurber. He wrote and illustrated the popular The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree book series. He was also the author of Sculpture; Principles and Practice.During his career, Slobodkin illustrated nearly 90 books, 50 of which he also wrote.

He and his wife, Florence, collaborated on five books from 1958 to 1969, including The Cowboy Twins (1960). Slobodkin's last book was Wilbur the Warrior, published in 1972.Teaching himself all manner of art from an early age, Slodbodkin began to sculpt art at the age of ten. His first brush with fame came in 1938 when his "Young Lincoln" statue appeared at the 1939-1940 World's Fair. This statue was placed at the Federal Building during the World's Fair. It was quickly removed and destroyed by an official of the Fair who worked at the Federal Building and felt that the statue was blocking light into his office. With the help of many of his friends in the art world, a bronze version of the plaster original was permanently placed in the Headquarters Building of the Department of the Interior in Washington, D. C. Another plaster version resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Louis Slobodkin died in May 1975.

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Total Books: 43
Too Many Mittens / A Good Place to Hide / The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing
2017 - Too Many Mittens / a Good Place to Hide / the Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing [Dover Children's Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486815886
ISBN-10: 0486815889
Genre: Children's Books

1988 - Melvinmoose Child (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394208824
ISBN-10: 039420882X

Amiable Giant
1988 - Amiable Giant (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814903971
ISBN-10: 0814903975

Excuse Me Certainly
1988 - Excuse Me Certainly (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814904237
ISBN-10: 0814904238

Sarah Somebody
1988 - Sarah Somebody (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814906637
ISBN-10: 081490663X
Genre: Children's Books

Sculpture Principles  Practice
1987 - Sculpture Principles Practice (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780844648187
ISBN-10: 0844648183
Genre: Arts & Photography

Sculpture Principles and Practice
1973 - Sculpture Principles and Practice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486229607
ISBN-10: 0486229602
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Space Ship in the Park
1972 - The Space Ship in the Park (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780027847000
ISBN-10: 0027847004
Genre: Children's Books

Three-Seated Space Ship
1972 - Three-seated Space Ship (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020450207
ISBN-10: 0020450206

Trick or Treat
1972 - Trick or Treat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020450306
ISBN-10: 0020450303
Genre: Children's Books

The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree
The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780020450108
ISBN-10: 0020450109

Magic Michael
Magic Michael (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020450405
ISBN-10: 0020450400
Genre: Children's Books

Amazing Space Ship Adventures
Amazing Space Ship Adventures [Boxed Set] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020452201
ISBN-10: 0020452209

Good Place to Hide
Good Place to Hide (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027842500
ISBN-10: 0027842509

Polka Dot Goat
Polka Dot Goat (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780027853803
ISBN-10: 0027853802

Round Trip Space Ship
Round Trip Space Ship (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780027854008
ISBN-10: 0027854000
Genre: Children's Books

Drawing [The First Book of Series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780531005163
ISBN-10: 053100516X

Read About the Postman
Read About the Postman (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780531012642
ISBN-10: 0531012646

Mister Papadilly and Willy
Mister Papadilly and Willy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814903919
ISBN-10: 0814903916

Too Many Mittens
Too Many Mittens (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814903940
ISBN-10: 0814903940
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Melvin the Moose Child
Melvin the Moose Child (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780814903964
ISBN-10: 0814903967
Genre: Children's Books