Garth Williams





Garth Williams

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born
in The United States
April 16, 1912

died
May 08, 1996

gender
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Generations of children picture their favorite fictional characters as drawn by Garth Williams. Thus the unforgettable dapper mouse, Stuart Little, or the kindhearted spider, Charlotte and her pig friend, Wilbur. And many other animals (bears, dogs, kittens, crickets) fantastic creatures (elves, fairies) and children and grown-ups in books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Selden, Charlotte Zolotow, Else H. Minarik and many others. Garth Williams was also the writer of seven children's books, like Baby Farm Animals, but it is primarily as an illustrator that he will always be remembered. His most controversial book was Rabbit's Wedding, written and illustrated by him in 1958, for it stirred racial issues.


Average rating: 4.12 · 1,393,913 ratings · 23,047 reviews · 123 distinct works · Similar authors
Baby Farm Animals
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,276 ratings — published 1953 — 13 editions
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Baby Animals (A Little Gold...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,462 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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The Rabbits' Wedding
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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Baby's First Book
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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Three Bedtime Stories
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1958 — 4 editions
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Animal ABC (Big Little Gold...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2005
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The Giant Golden Book of El...
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4.65 of 5 stars 4.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2008
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The Chicken Book
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1970 — 5 editions
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Benjamin's Treasure
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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A Garth Williams Treasury o...
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2001
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