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Robert Lawson

(Robert (Rob, Robin) Ripley Lawson)

Author,Illustrator,Compiler

(1892 - 1957)

Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson was an American author and illustrator. He is considered one of the finest creators of children’s books of his time. Lawson was the first to receive both of the top two American prizes in this field: the Caldecott Medal for They Were Strong and Good (1940), and the Newbery Medal for Rabbit Hill (1945).



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Greylock and the Robins (1946)

Greylock has his eye on Robin Junior as a mid-morning snack, but Mrs. Robin is a match for him.

This is one of Robert Lawson’s few books in color. The trade edition repeats the dust jacket on the cover. The Junior Literary Guild has a library binding.

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Author(s): Tom Robinson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Haven’s End (1933)

This is the story of a New England town, a family - the Swales - and their home.

Author(s): John P. Marquand
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The House of Usher (1930)

An etching illustrating The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe.

Author(s): Edgar Allen Poe
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Hurdy-Gurdy Man (1933)

The Hurdy-Gurdy Man comes to town with his monkey and soon all the children have left school to hear his music. Before they know it the entire town is dancing until they can’t stand anymore and the day ends in a town picnic.

Written by the author of The Velveteen Rabbit. Robert Lawson did the pictures.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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I Discover Columbus (1941)

Aurelio the parrot tells the real story of what happened when Columbus met Isabella in 1492.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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I Hear America Singing (1937)

This is a collection of poems about cowboys, and trains, trappers and sawyers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Northwoods to the Gulf.

The dark blue library binding is the JLG edition. The grey binding is the trade binding.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Illustrators of Children’s Books: 1744-1945 (1947)

Essays on children’s book illustrators along with extensive bibliographies.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Bertha E. Mahony
May Massee
Lynd Ward
Et al
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
Lynd Ward
Et al

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In Secret Service (1937)

Orphaned Leone, goddaughter of Napoleon becomes the Emperor’s ward and goes to live at court. In Jean Rosmer’s novel, Leone helps foil a Royalist plot against Napoleon.

Author(s): Jean Rosmer Comtesse de Brahm
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Just for Fun (1940)

The master illustrator brings new life to a collection of 13 traditional fairy tales and poems.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Little Woman Wanted Noise (1943)

The little woman moved to the country, but she couldn’t rest and she had no peace of mind because it was so quiet. This story tells how she set about changing that. Robert Lawson drew the pictures.

Author(s): Val Teal
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Mathematics for Success (1952)

Lucky highschoolers in the 1950’s got to study mathematics out of a textbook illustrated by Robert Lawson.

Author(s): Mary A. Potter
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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McWhinney’s Jaunt (1951)

Professor Ambrose Augustus McWhinney invents a powerful lifting gas with which he fills the tires of his bicycle and sets out on a cross country bicycle tour.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Miranda is a Princess (1937)

Miranda is a princess of Catalonia. In this fantasy, the Catalonians send the army of Castile packing, thanks to the puppet master Papa ‘Tero.

Author(s): Emma Gelders Sterne
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Moonshine (1916)

Illustration to a poem. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Leolyn Louise Everett
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Mountain Mist (1917)

Illustration to a poem. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Hesper Le Gallienne
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins (1938)

When Mr. Popper unexpectedly becomes the proprietor of a troupe of penguins, he takes them on the road to make ends meet.

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Author(s): Florence Atwater
Richard Atwater
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Mr. Revere and I (1953)

The story of Paul Revere’s ride is told by his horse, Scheherazade.

The first edition binding is light brown, by the second printing it is blue. Note that the mark on Scheherazade's right flank is a scar, not a defect in the printing plate.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Mr. Revere and I (1953)

The story of Paul Revere’s ride is told by his horse, Scheherazade. This limited-edition binding is a darker blue. The illustration on the box is not in the book. Included is a set of eight plates, suitable for framing. Note that the mark on Scheherazade's right flank is a scar, not a defect in the printing plate.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Mr. Twigg’s Mistake (1947)

Arthur Amory Appleton finds a mole in the garden, names him General de Gaulle and feeds him on Bita-Vita Breakfast food with vitamin X. The results are astounding.

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Author(s): Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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