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.

The Little House
Calico the Wonder Horse: Christmas Edition
Life Story
Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury
Maybelle the Cable Car
Calico the Wonder Horse or the Saga of Stewy Stinker
The Emperor's New Clothes
Katy and the Big Snow
Choo Choo
The Little House
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
The Little House

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10
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3
Illustrated
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Collaborators

Hans Christian Andersen

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