Author

Arthur Yorinks

Biography

Arthur Yorinks has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, film, and radio and is the author of over thirty-five acclaimed and award-winning books, including Hey, Al, a children’s book, which earned the Caldecott Medal in 1987. From the age of 6, Yorinks studied to be a classical pianist, under former Juilliard professor Robert Bedford. At 17, veering from a potential profession as a classical musician, Yorinks began over four decades of writing and working in the performing arts. In the field of opera, Yorinks was Philip Glass’s librettist for the operas The Juniper Tree and The Fall of the House of Usher.Through his forty years of picture-book making, he has teamed up with many famed illustrators including Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Mort Drucker, David Small, and Richard Egielski. His book, Mommy?, was a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Yorinks lives in New York City and continues to write and direct.

One Mean Ant
Presto and Zesto in Limboland
Making Scents
Mommy?
Frank and Joey Eat Lunch
Frank and Joey Go to Work
The Miami Giant
Hey, Al
One Mean Ant
Presto and Zesto in Limboland
Making Scents
Mommy?

Books by Arthur Yorinks

    Hey, Al
    Arthur Yorinks, Richard Egielski
    Mommy?
    Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak, Matthew Reinhart
    Presto and Zesto in Limboland
    Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak
    One Mean Ant
    Arthur Yorinks, Sergio Ruzzier
    The Miami Giant
    Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak
    Making Scents
    Arthur Yorinks, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline

Book Stats

8
Authored
0
Illustrated
6
Collaborators

All Arthur Yorinks Books

YearTitleAuthorIllustratorPages
2020One Mean AntArthur YorinksSergio Ruzzier48
2018Presto and Zesto in LimbolandArthur Yorinks, Maurice SendakMaurice Sendak28
2017Making ScentsArthur YorinksBraden LambShelli Paroline112
2006Mommy?Arthur YorinksMaurice SendakMatthew Reinhart12
1996Frank and Joey Eat LunchArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak0
1996Frank and Joey Go to WorkArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak12
1995The Miami GiantArthur YorinksMaurice Sendak40
1989Hey, AlArthur YorinksRichard Egielski32

Collaborators

Richard Egielski
Maurice Sendak
Matthew Reinhart
Sergio Ruzzier
Braden Lamb
Shelli Paroline