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Jerry Pinkney

Biography

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney is an American illustrator of children's books. He won the 2010 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing THE LION & THE MOUSE, a version of Aesop's fable that he also wrote. He also has five Caldecott Honors. He has five Coretta Scott King Awards, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards (most recently in 2006 for Little Red Hen), four Gold and four Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award (John Henry, 1994). In 2000 he was given the Virginia Hamilton Literary award from Kent State University and in 2004 the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children’s literature.

Jerry Pinkney

Books by Jerry Pinkney

Written by Richard Jackson and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney - Children's 4-7, Picture

Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to.

"Here I am, Grandpa!" "Ah, Sophie, how was your day?"

As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's "lost" throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

retold and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney