Bruce Degen





Bruce Degen

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born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
June 14, 1945

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Bruce Degen is a children's literature author and illustrator, with over forty books to his credit.

He is probably best known as the illustrator of The Magic School Bus series of books, by Joanna Cole. He has collaborated with Nancy White Charstrom on the popular Jesse Bear books, and the Caldecott Medal winning Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen. Degen has authored Jamberry, Daddy Is a Doodlebug, and Shirley's Wonderful Baby.

He was encouraged by an elementary school teacher to become an illustrator, and pursue his primary love for art found in children’s books. Humor is one of his key values, as expressed by a quote comparing children's illustration to traditional fine arts: "You don't see many people walking around a gallery are chuckling
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Average rating: 4.25 · 100,402 ratings · 2,140 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Jamberry
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 13,174 ratings — published 1982 — 24 editions
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The Magic School Bus Plants...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 5,576 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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On The Ocean Floor (The Mag...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 4,392 ratings — published 1992 — 17 editions
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I Gotta Draw
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Daddy Is a Doodlebug
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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I Said, "Bed!"
2.81 of 5 stars 2.81 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Little Witch and the Ri...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Sailaway Home
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Snow Joke
2.72 of 5 stars 2.72 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Teddy Bear Towers
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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