Author & Illustrator

Tomi Ungerer

Biography

“Born in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France, in 1931, Tomi Ungerer started drawing as a small boy. He published his first book for children, The Mellops Go Flying, in 1957, and went on to publish 80 books over the next ten years, covering all aspects of his work. Phaidon has published many of his classics such as The Three Robbers, Moon Man, and Adelaide as well as new books for children such as Otto and the upcoming re-release of The Beast of Monsieur Racine, a star‐reviewed book in Kirkus 1963. In 2003 the European Council chose Tomi Ungerer as their first Ambassador for Childhood and Education and in 2007 the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg opened its doors to the public and has since been voted one of the 10 best museums in Europe by the European Council. A contemporary of Maurice Sendak, Ungerer was recently featured in a documentary, Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Fog Island
The Great Song Book: A Collection of the Best Loved Songs in the English Language
The Beast of Monsieur Racine
Fog Island
The Great Song Book: A Collection of the Best Loved Songs in the English Language
The Beast of Monsieur Racine

Books by Tomi Ungerer

    Fog Island
    Tomi Ungerer
    The Great Song Book: A Collection of the Best Loved Songs in the English Language
    Timothy John, Peter Hankey, Tomi Ungerer
    The Beast of Monsieur Racine
    Tomi Ungerer

Book Stats

2
Authored
2
Illustrated
2
Collaborators

All Tomi Ungerer Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2013Fog IslandTomi Ungerer48
1978The Great Song Book: A Collection of the Best Loved Songs in the English LanguageTimothy John, Peter Hankey112
1971The Beast of Monsieur RacineTomi Ungerer0

Collaborators

Timothy John
Peter Hankey