Jerry Pinkney


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in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
December 22, 1939

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JERRY PINKNEY is one of children’s literature’s most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children’s books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books and the winner of the Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award.

Average rating: 4.1 · 116,110 ratings · 10,956 reviews · 116 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lion and the Mouse

4.19 avg rating — 24,426 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

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3.88 avg rating — 18,061 ratings — published 1894 — 2 editions
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Noah's Ark

4.26 avg rating — 1,818 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Tortoise  the Hare

4.08 avg rating — 1,520 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Little Red Hen

4.19 avg rating — 1,337 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Aesop's Fables

4.26 avg rating — 941 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Little Red Riding Hood

4.05 avg rating — 937 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

4.06 avg rating — 666 ratings2 editions
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The Grasshopper  the Ants

3.81 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Three Little Kittens

3.83 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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“…this story offers far more than a simple moral of how the meek can trump the mighty.”
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