Author & Illustrator

Leo Lionni

Biography

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

A Little Book About Colors
A Little Book about ABCs
A Little Book about Spring
Frederick
Six Crows
Inch by Inch
Little Blue and Little Yellow
Fish is Fish
A Color of His Own
Matthew's Dream
Extraordinary Egg

Most Popular Leo Lionni Books

    A Color of His Own
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    Frederick
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    Inch by Inch
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    Swimmy
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    A Little Book about Spring
    Series
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    Fish is Fish
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Book Stats

12
Authored
8
Illustrated
2
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Collaborators

Julie Hamilton
Jan Gerardi

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