Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann
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Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit, and a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies. He is also the author and illustrator of Clara and Asha, A Kitten Tale, and The Cinder-Eyed Cats, among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including Last Song, based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman.
 
Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls.
 
Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusetts and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
 
He lives in a suburb of Chicago.


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Bone Dog

written & illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Roaring Brook Press

One of School Library Journal’s Best Picture Books of 2011 One of Horn Book’s Best Picture Books of 2011 Ghost dogs and skeletons in a tall tale with a...


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Last Song

Illustrated by Eric Rohmann; based on a poem by James Guthrie
Roaring Brook Press

Beautiful watercolor paintings add rich layers of mood and feeling to an old Scottish poem, depicting a squirrel family spending the day together—waking,...


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My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann; Illustrated by the Author
Square Fish

When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a...


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Clara and Asha

Eric Rohmann; Illustrated by the author
Roaring Brook Press

In Clara and Asha -- as in Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Medal-winning My Friend Rabbit--a simple storyline becomes the basis for fun and sophistication. Clara's...


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