Author & Illustrator

Ruth Heller

Biography

After receiving a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completing two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Ruth Heller (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, greeting cards, and coloring books. After five years of rejection and one complete revision, Heller’s first book, Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones, about egg-laying animals, was published in 1981. It was so successful that the sequel, and second book to be published, Animals Born Alive And Well (1982), about mammals, quickly followed. In 1983 and 1984, her third and fourth titles, The Reason For A Flower (about plants that have seeds and flowers) and Plants That Never Ever Bloom (about plants that do not) were published.

The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella
The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella
The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella
The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella
The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella
The Reason for a Flower
The Korean Cinderella

Books by Ruth Heller

    The Korean Cinderella
    Shirley Climo, Ruth Heller
    The Reason for a Flower
    Ruth Heller

Book Stats

1
Authored
2
Illustrated
1
Collaborators

All Ruth Heller Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
1999The Reason for a FlowerRuth Heller48
1996The Korean CinderellaShirley Climo48

Collaborators

Shirley Climo