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Eric Rohmann

Eric Rohmann

Caldecott Medal Winner

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

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

On the first day of winter, the Gibble Goose Girls sulk—the snow has made their favorite outdoor activities impossible! In My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese by Eric Rohmann, it’s...

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Bone Dog

written & illustrated by Eric Rohmann

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

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My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann; Illustrated by the Author

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 brand-new picture book about friends...

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Clara and Asha

Eric Rohmann; Illustrated by the author

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 friend Asha is an enormous...

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