Lane Smith





Lane Smith


Born
in Tulsa, The United States
August 25, 1955

Website

Genre


Smith was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but moved to Corona, California at a young age. He spent summers in Tulsa, however, and cites experiences there as inspirations for his work, saying that "[o]nce you've seen a 100-foot cement buffalo on top of a donut-stand (sic) in the middle of nowhere, you're never the same."

He studied art in college at the encouragement of his high school art teacher, helping to pay for it by working as a janitor at Disneyland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration, and moved to New York City, where he was hired to do illustrations for various publications including Time, Mother Jones, and Ms..

Smith is married to Molly Leach, who is a book designer and designed the Smith/Scieszka collaboration.

http:
...more

Lane Smith isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

2009. December cover.
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on December 13, 2009 08:12 • 1 view
Average rating: 4.20 · 261,692 ratings · 11,610 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
It's a Book

4.35 avg rating — 7,124 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Grandpa Green

4.10 avg rating — 5,996 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
John, Paul, George & Ben

4.21 avg rating — 3,004 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Abe Lincoln's Dream

3.81 avg rating — 873 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Madam President

3.91 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Happy Hocky Family

4.27 avg rating — 479 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
It's a Little Book

4.04 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Big Elephant in the Room

3.62 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Return to Augie Hobble

3.06 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
There Is a Tribe of Kids

3.96 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lane Smith…
It's a Book It's a Little Book
It's a Book (2 books)
by
4.34 avg rating — 7,469 ratings

The Happy Hocky Family The Happy Hocky Family Move...
The Happy Hocky Family (2 books)
by
4.18 avg rating — 683 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“It's a book, jackass.”
Lane Smith, It's a Book

“How do you scroll down?"
"I don't, I turn the page. It's a book."
"Do you blog with it?"
"No, it's a book.”
Lane Smith, It's a Book

“He that reads, be it on yon Kindle or on yon book made from pulp, is he who shall not be called a jackass.”
Lane Smith

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
College Students! : Picture Books 6 39 Dec 06, 2010 10:44AM  
Book Club/Troubles: A-Z Author Game 88 18 Nov 09, 2011 12:09PM  
Nothing But Readi...: Goodreads Choice Awards (2010): Winners and Runner-Ups Reading Challenge 35 259 Dec 30, 2011 02:44PM  
Mock Caldecott 2017: * Caldecott 2012 Awards 4 87 Jan 23, 2012 06:15PM  
Book Haven: I am Currently Reading (2011) 1576 1009 Jan 27, 2012 11:12AM  
You'll love this ...: Almeta's Voluminous Volumes and Miniature Matchmakers 62 134 May 27, 2014 06:04AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Author Alphabet - Part Deux 665 375 Jun 25, 2014 02:18PM  
You'll love this ...: 2014 - I'M DONE A SECTION, Please Give me a Badge 744 332 Jan 29, 2015 12:22AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Lane to Goodreads.