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Randall Jarrell


(1914 - 1965)

Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell was an American poet, literary critic, children’s author, essayist, and novelist. He wrote several children’s books, among which “The Animal Family” (1965) is considered prominent (and features illustrations by Maurice Sendak).


The Gingerbread Rabbit (1964)

The gingerbread rabbit comes to life and decides he doesn’t want to be eaten. When he runs into the forest, Mary’s mother is close behind.

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Author(s): Randall Jarrell
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1972)

A beautifully rendered version of this classic tale.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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