Virginia Lee Burton (Children's Books)
Author & Illustrator

Virginia Lee Burton

Biography

Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton’s books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children’s picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.

Books by Virginia Lee Burton

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Virginia Lee Burton
    Katy and the Big Snow
    Virginia Lee Burton
    Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury
    Virginia Lee Burton
    The Emperor's New Clothes
    Hans Christian Andersen, Virginia Lee Burton
    The Little House
    Virginia Lee Burton
    The Little House
    Virginia Lee Burton

Book Stats

6
Authored
3
Illustrated
1
Collaborators

All Virginia Lee Burton Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2017The Little HouseVirginia Lee Burton44
2002Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton TreasuryVirginia Lee Burton208
1978The Emperor's New ClothesHans Christian Andersen44
1974Katy and the Big SnowVirginia Lee Burton40
1973Choo ChooVirginia Lee Burton48
1969The Little HouseVirginia Lee Burton44
1967Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelVirginia Lee Burton48

Collaborators

Hans Christian Andersen