Lois Lenski

Lois Lenski Covey (October 14, 1893 – September 11, 1974) was a Newbery Medal-winning author and illustrator of picture books and children's literature. Beginning with the release in 1927 of her first books, ''Skipping Village'' and ''Jack Horner's Pie: A Book of Nursery Rhymes'', Lenski published 98 books, including several posthumous works. Her writings include children's picture books and illustrated chapter books, songbooks, poetry, short stories, an autobiography, ''Journey into Childhood'' (1972), and a number of essays about books and children's literature. Her best-known bodies of work include the "Mr. Small" series of picture books (1934–62); her "Historical" series of novels, including the Newbery Honor-winning ''Phebe Fairchild: Her Book'' (1936) and ''Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison'' (1941); and her "Regional" series, including Newbery Medal-winning ''Strawberry Girl'' (1945) and Children's Book Award-winning ''Judy's Journey'' (1947).

In addition to illustrating her own books, Lenski also provided illustrations for texts by other authors, including the first edition of ''The Little Engine that Could'', by Watty Piper (1930), and the first four volumes of Maud Hart Lovelace's ''Betsy-Tacy'' series (1940-1943).

In 1967 Lenski established the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, which provides grants for book purchases to libraries and organizations serving children who are socially and economically at risk. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
Published 1952
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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by Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
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