Ilse Plume





Ilse Plume

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Ilse Plume is an internationally renowned children's book author and illustrator who has illustrated stories from Italy, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden. She was inspired to illustrate children's books by her daughter, and her love of tales around the world was nurtured by her grandfather.

Her books include: The Bremen Town Musicians, which received the Caldecott Honor, and, most recently, The Farmer in the Dell. She has shown her work in exhibitions at the Lincoln Public Library and the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Ilse has an M.F.A. and B.F.A. from Drake University, and studied printmaking at the Santa Reparata Studio in Florence, Italy. She is therecipient of the 1985 Ezra Jack Keats Award. She has...more


Average rating: 3.37 · 227 ratings · 51 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bremen Town Musicians
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3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 71 ratings7 editions
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The Farmer in the Dell
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings4 editions
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The Twelve Days of Christmas
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Shoemaker and the Elves
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1991
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The Story of Befana: An Ita...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1981
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The Christmas Witch
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Lullaby and Goodnight: Song...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Year Comes Round: Haiku...
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2012
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Saint Francis and the Wolf
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007
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Salt: A Russian Folktale
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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