Kevin Henkes





Kevin Henkes


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Kevin Henkes became an author/illustrator when he was nineteen years old, working on a card table in his bedroom.
Today he's the author of many award-winning picture books and novels.

Average rating: 4.12 · 155,319 ratings · 10,684 reviews · 65 distinct works · Similar authors
Chrysanthemum

4.30 avg rating — 38,828 ratings — published 1991 — 23 editions
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

4.19 avg rating — 21,041 ratings — published 1996 — 29 editions
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Kitten's First Full Moon

4.07 avg rating — 15,958 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Owen

4.25 avg rating — 12,799 ratings — published 1993 — 17 editions
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Wemberly Worried

4.21 avg rating — 12,497 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Olive's Ocean

3.78 avg rating — 10,224 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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Julius, the Baby of the World

4.27 avg rating — 4,978 ratings — published 1990 — 31 editions
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The Year of Billy Miller

3.79 avg rating — 5,671 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Chester's Way

4.18 avg rating — 4,052 ratings — published 1988 — 24 editions
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Little White Rabbit

3.99 avg rating — 2,928 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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More books by Kevin Henkes…
A Weekend with Wendell Sheila Rae, the Brave Chester's Way Julius, the Baby of the World Chrysanthemum Owen Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Mouse Books (17 books)
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“Today was a difficult day. Tomorrow will be better”
Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

“Today was a difficult day.
Tomorrow will be better.'
-Mr. Slinger”
Kevin Henkes, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

“(His) sadness grew; it became a rock inside him, pulling him down. He carried the sadness everywhere, morning, noon, and night. It hurt to breathe. ”
Kevin Henkes, Bird Lake Moon

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