Jeanette Winter

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General Information

Name: Jeanette Winter

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: Jeanette Winter on Biography Website

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

Winter was born in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeanette Winter is an award-winning author and illustrator of childrens books. She has illustrated books for other authors and has written many self-illustrated titles. Many of Jeanette's books are based on true stories. She has also illustrated three books written by her son, Jonah Winter: The Secret World of Hildegard, Once upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman and Diego a biography of Diego Rivera - winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.

A BFA graduate of the University of Iowa, she also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Winter currently resides in New York.

Published Works

Written and Illustrated:

  • Come out to Play, Knopf, 1986
  • The Magic Ring, Knopf, 1987
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd, Knopf, 1988
  • Klara's New World, Knopf, 1992
  • The Christmas Tree Ship, Philomel Books, 1994
  • Cowboy Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell, Harcourt, 1995, reprinted 2016
  • Josefina, Harcourt, 1996
  • My Name Is Georgia, Silver Whistle, 1998
  • Sebastian: A Book about Bach, Harcourt, 1999
  • The House That Jack Built, Dial, 2000
  • My Baby, Frances Foster Books, 2001
  • Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World, Frances Foster Books, 2002
  • Niño's Mask, Dial, 2003
  • Beatrix: Various Episodes from the Life of Beatrix Potter, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
  • Elsina's Clouds, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004
  • September Roses, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004
  • Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book, Harcourt, 2004
  • The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, Harcourt, 2004
  • Mama: A True Story in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama during the Tsunami, but Finds a New Home and a New Mama, Harcourt, 2006
  • Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006
  • Angelina's Island, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007
  • The Tale of Pale Male: A True Story, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007
  • Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2008
  • Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, Beach Lane Books, 2009
  • Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia, Beach Lane Books, 2010
  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, Schwartz & Wade, 2011
  • Kali's Song, Schwartz & Wade, 2012
  • Henri's Scissors, Beach Lane Books, 2013
  • Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery, Beach Lane Books, 2014
  • Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes, Beach Lane Books, 2014
  • Nanuk the Ice Bear, Beach Lane Books, 2016

Illustrated:

  • The Christmas Visitors, Pantheon Books, 1968 - written by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
  • Witch, Goblin, and Sometimes Ghost, Pantheon, 1976 - written by Sue Alexander
  • More Witch, Goblin, and Ghost Stories, Pantheon, 1978 - written by Sue Alexander
  • Harry (The Monster), Pantheon Books, 1980 - written by Ann Cameron
  • Witch, Goblin, and Ghost in the Haunted Woods, Pantheon, 1981 - written by Sue Alexander
  • Witch, Goblin, and Ghost's Book of Things to Do, Pantheon, 1982 - written by Sue Alexander
  • Hinny Winny Bunco, Harper & Row, 1982 - written by Carol Greene
  • The Girl and the Moon Man: A Siberian Tale, Pantheon, 1984
  • Hush Little Baby, Pantheon Books, 1984
  • Witch, Goblin, and Ghost Are Back, Pantheon, 1985 - written by Sue Alexander
  • The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story, Harcourt, 1990 - written by Barbara Diamond Goldin
  • Diego, Knopf, 1991 - written by Jonah Winter
  • Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet, HarperCollins, 1991 - written by Ann Whitford Paul
  • The Changeling, Knopf, 1992 - written by Selma Lagerlof and published as Bortbytingen
  • Cotton Mill Town, Dutton, 1993 - written by Kathleen Hershey
  • Sleepy River, Philomel, 1993 - written by Hanna Bandes
  • A Fruit and Vegetable Man, Joy Street Books, 1993 - written by Roni Schotter
  • Shaker Boy, Harcourt, 1994 - written by Mary Lyn Ray
  • Snow, Philomel Books, 1995 - written by Steve Sanfield
  • Day of the Dead, Harcourt, 1997 - written by Tony Johnston
  • The Tortilla Cat, Harcourt, 1998 - written by Nancy Willard
  • Hey Diddle Diddle, Harcourt, 1999
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby, Harcourt, 1999
  • Once upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman, Hyperion, 2000 - written by Jonah Winter
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Red Wagon Books, 2000 - written by Jane Taylor
  • The Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Harcourt, 2000
  • The Secret World of Hildegard, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007 - written by Jonah Winter

Titles at Your Library

COME OUT TO PLAY

ISBN: 039487742X
Release Date: 1986-03-12

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Follow the Drinking Gourd (Dragonfly Books)

ISBN: 0679819975
Release Date: 1992-01-15

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Klara's New World by Jeanette Winter (1992-08-04)

ASIN: B01FIZACBS
Release Date: 1826


Josefina

ISBN: 0152010912
Release Date: 1996-10-01

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My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

ISBN: 015204597X
Release Date: 2003-03-01

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Sebastian: A Book about Bach

ISBN: 015200629X
Release Date: 1999-03-01

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My Baby

ISBN: 0374351031
Release Date: 2001-03-09

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Nino's Mask

ISBN: 0803728077
Release Date: 2003-03-10

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Elsina's Clouds

ISBN: 0374321183
Release Date: 2004-04-01

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September Roses

ISBN: 0374367361
Release Date: 2004-09-11

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Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book

ISBN: 0152059067
Release Date: 2006-09-01

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MAMA: a TRUE story, in which a BABY HIPPO loses his MAMA during a TSUNAMI, but finds a new home, and a new MAMA

ISBN: 0152054952
Release Date: 2006-04-01

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Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book

ISBN: 0152059067
Release Date: 2006-09-01

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Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

ISBN: 0152065458
Release Date: 2008-09-21

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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan

ISBN: 1416994378
Release Date: 2009-10-06

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Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

ISBN: 1416997784
Release Date: 2010-06-08

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Nanuk the Ice Bear

ISBN: 1481446673
Release Date: 2016-01-19

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The Christmas visitors;: A Norwegian folktale

ASIN: B0006BVLBK
Release Date: 1968


More Witch, Goblin, and Ghost Stories

ASIN: B002PF04YA
Release Date: 1978


Witch Goblin and Ghost in the haunted woods : five I am reading stories

ISBN: 0394944437
Release Date: 1981-02-12

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Hush Little Baby

ISBN: 0394963253
Release Date: 1984-03-12

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Witch Goblin and Ghost Are Back

ISBN: 0676316506
Release Date: 1985-06

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Diego

ISBN: 067985617X
Release Date: 1994-08-09

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Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet

ISBN: 0060246898
Release Date: 1991-04-04

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The Changeling

ISBN: 0679810358
Release Date: 1992-02-18

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Cotton Mill Town

ISBN: 0525449663
Release Date: 1993-02-01

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Sleepy River

ISBN: 0399223495
Release Date: 1993-09-15

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The Tortilla Cat

ISBN: 0152895876
Release Date: 1998-04-01

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Hey Diddle Diddle by Jeanette Winter (1999-08-16)

ASIN: B01FJ07L7K
Release Date: 1833


Once Upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

ISBN: 0786804629
Release Date: 2000-07-03

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The Secret World Of Hildegard

ISBN: 0439507391
Release Date: 2007-09-01

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Literary Awards

Follow the Drinking Gourd

  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council (NCSS/CBC), 1988
  • Notable Children's Trade Book in Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1988

Diego - written by Jonah Winter

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation, 1991
  • Parent's Choice Award, 1991
  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS/CBC, 1991

Eight Hands Round - written by Ann Whitford Paul

  • New York Times Notable Book, 1991

Klara's New World

  • Teacher's Choice, IRA/CBC, 1992
  • Parent's Choice Award, 1992

A Fruit and Vegetable Man

  • Hungry Mind Review Book of distinction, 1993

Shaker Boy

  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 1994

The Christmas Tree Ship

  • Children's Choice Award, IRA/CBC, 1994

Cowboy Charlie

  • Parent's Choice Honor citation, 1995

My Name Is Georgia

  • Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly, 1998
  • Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA), 1998
  • Editor's Choice, Booklist, 1998
  • Notable Book in Language Arts, NCTE, 1998
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, 1998
  • Best Book, Bank Street College of Education, 1998

Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World

  • Notable Book, New York Times, 2002
  • Parent's Choice silver medal, 2002

Niño's Mask

  • Parent's Choice Honor, 2003
  • Best Books, Bank Street College, 2003
  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 2003

The Librarian of Basra

  • Notable Children's Book selection, ALA
  • Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction, Bank Street College of Education
  • Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC
  • Middle East Outreach Council honorable mention

Mama

  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, 2006

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia

  • Starred Review, Booklist

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

Henri's Scissors

  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Kali's Song

  • Starred Review, Kirkus, 2012
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2012

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery

  • Starred Review, Shelf Awareness, 2014

Nanuk the Ice Bear

  • Starred Review, Kirkus, 2015

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jeanette Winter on WorldCat

Jeanette Winter on Encyclopedia.com

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