Brock Cole

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General Information

Name: Brock Cole

Pen Name: None

Born: 1938 in Charlotte, Michigan

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Illinois Connection

Cole lived in Illinois from 1975 - 1992.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brock Cole is an author and illustrator. He was an instructor in English composition at the University of Minnesota, and at the University of Wisconsin, instructor in philosophy, until 1975. He is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books for children as well as a writer of novels for young adult readers. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York.

Published Works

  • The King at the Door, Doubleday, 1979
  • No More Baths, Doubleday, 1980
  • Nothing But a Pig, Doubleday, 1981
  • The Winter Wren, Farrar-Straus, 1984
  • The Giant`s Toe, Farrar-Straus, 1986
  • The Goats, Farrar-Straus, 1987
  • Celine, Farrar-Straus, 1989
  • Alpha & The Dirty Baby, Farrar-Straus, 1991
  • The Facts Speak for Themselves, Front Street, 1997
  • Buttons, Farrar-Straus, 2000
  • Larky Mavis, Farrar-Straus, 2001
  • Fair Monaco, Front Street, 2004
  • Good Enough to Eat, Farrar, Straus, 2007
  • The Money We'll Save, Macmillan, 2011

Illustrator for:

  • The Indian in the Cupboard - written by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Gaffer Sampson's Luck - written by Jill Patton Walsh
  • George Washington's Teeth - written by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora
  • Gully's Travels - written by Tor Seidler

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The King at the Door

ISBN: 0374440417
Release Date: 1992-09

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No More Baths

ISBN: 0374455147
Release Date: 1989-03-01

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Nothing but a Pig

ISBN: 0374455414
Release Date: 1991-02

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The Winter Wren

ISBN: 0374484082
Release Date: 1988-09

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The Facts Speak for Themselves

ISBN: 1932425713
Release Date: 2006-03-01

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ISBN: 0374310017
Release Date: 2000-03-24

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Larky Mavis

ISBN: 0374343659
Release Date: 2001-08-03

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Fair Monaco

ISBN: 1932425071
Release Date: 2004-10-01

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The Money We'll Save

ISBN: 0374350116
Release Date: 2011-10-11

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The Indian in the Cupboard

ISBN: 0380600129
Release Date: 2003-01-21

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Gaffer Samson's Luck (Sunburst Book)

ISBN: 0374425132
Release Date: 1990-12-01

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George Washington's Teeth

ISBN: 0312376049
Release Date: 2007-12-26

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Gully's Travels

ISBN: 0545025060
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg Award

Friends of Chicago Public Library, 1988, for The Goats, which was also named a New York Times notable book and an American Library Association best book for young adults

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Brock Cole on WorldCat

Brock Cole on Amazon


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