Leo Lionni





Leo Lionni

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born
in Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 05, 1910

died
October 11, 1999

gender
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Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

Leo Lionni has gained international renown for his paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, and sculpture, as well as for his books for children. He was born in Holland in 1910 of Dutch parents, and although his education did not include formal art courses (in fact, he has a doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa), he spent much of his free time as a child in Amsterda...more


Average rating: 4.13 · 53,983 ratings · 1,996 reviews · 68 distinct works · Similar authors
A Color of His Own
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 13,325 ratings — published 1975 — 27 editions
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Swimmy
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 12,183 ratings — published 1963 — 27 editions
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Frédéric
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 12,181 ratings — published 1967 — 40 editions
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Alexander and the Wind-Up M...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,610 ratings — published 1969 — 16 editions
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Inch by Inch
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,821 ratings — published 1960 — 17 editions
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Little Blue and Little Yellow
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 3,038 ratings — published 1959 — 12 editions
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Fish is Fish
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,051 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
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It's Mine!
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1986 — 10 editions
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An Extraordinary Egg
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 1948 — 14 editions
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The Alphabet Tree
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
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More books by Leo Lionni…
“I believe that a good children's book should appeal to all people who have not completely lost their original joy and wonder in life. The fact is that I don't make books for children at all. I make them for that part of us, of myself and of my friends, which has never changed, which is still a child.”
Leo Lionni

“Now my wings are black, I thought, and yet I am not like my friends. We are all different. Each for his own memories, and his own invisible golden dreams.”
Leo Lionni, Tico and the Golden Wings

“Don't eat me. I am an inchworm. I am useful. I measure things.”
Leo Lionni, Inch by Inch
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