Paul O. Zelinsky

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General Information

Name: Paul O. Zelinsky

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1953 in Evanston, Illinois

Website: www.paulozelinsky.com

Email: appearances@paulozelinsky.com

Illinois Connection

Zelinsky was born in Evanston and grew up in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul O. Zelinsky is an author and illustrator. Since publishing his first book in 1978, he has since become recognized as one of the most inventive and critically successful artists in the field. Zelinsky now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Published Works

  • Emily Upham's Revenge, Pantheon, 1978 - written by Avi
  • How I Hunted the Little Fellows, Dodd, 1979 - written by Boris Zhitkov, translated by Djemma Bider
  • The History of Helpless Harry, HarperCollins, 1980 - written by Avi
  • Three Romances, Knopf, 1981 - novellas By Winifred Rosen
  • What Amanda Saw, Greenwillow Books, 1981 - written by Naomi Lazard
  • The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-Shaped House, A Story in Rhyme, Dodd, 1981 - Adapted from an old rhyme
  • Ralph S. Mouse, Morrow, 1982 - written by Beverly Cleary
  • The Song in the Walnut Grove, Knopf, 1982 - written by David Kherdian
  • The Sun's Asleep Behind the Hill, Walker Books, 1982 - written by Mirra Ginsburg
  • Zoo Doings, Greenwillow Books, 1982 - Animal poems by Jack Prelutsky
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw, HarperCollins, 1983 - written by Beverly Cleary
  • The Lion and the Stoat, Greenwillow, 1984
  • Hansel and Gretel, Dutton, 1984 - Retold by Rika Lesser
  • The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat, Knopf, 1985 - reprinted by Simon and Schuster, 2005 - written by Lore Segal
  • Rumpelstiltskin, Dutton, 1986 - Retold from the German of the Brothers Grimm
  • The Random House Book of Humor for Children, Random House, 1988 - collected by Pamela Pollack
  • The Wheels on the Bus, A Book With Pictures That Move and Occasionally Pop Up, Dutton, 1990 - Adapted
  • Strider, HarperCollins, 1991 - written by Beverly Cleary
  • The Enchanted Castle, HarperCollins, 1992 - written by E. Nesbit
  • More Rootabagas, Knopf, 1993 - written by Carl Sandburg
  • Swamp Angel, Dutton, 1994 - written by Anne Isaacs
  • Rapunzel, Dutton, 1997 - Retold by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Five Children and It, HarperCollins, 1999 - written by E. Nesbit
  • Awful Ogre's Awful Day,, HarperCollins, 2001 - written by Jack Prelutsky
  • Knick-Knack Paddywhack!, Dutton, 2002 - Adapted
  • Doodler Doodling, HarperCollins, 2004 - written by Rita Golden Gelman
  • Toys Go Out, Random House, 2006 - written by Emily Jenkins
  • The Shivers in the Fridge, Dutton, 2006 - written by Fran Manushkin
  • Toy Dance Party, Random House, 2008 - written by Emily Jenkins
  • Awful Ogre Running Wild, Harper Collins, 2008 - written by Jack Prelutsky
  • Dust Devil, Random House, 2010 - written by Anne Isaacs
  • Toys Come Home, Random House, 2011 - written by Emily Jenkins
  • Earwig and the Witch, HarperCollins, 2012 - written by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Z is for Moose, HarperCollins, 2012 - written by Kelly Bingham
  • Circle, Square, Moose, HarperCollins, 2014 - written by Kelly Bingham
  • Toys Meet Snow, Penguin Random House, 2015 - written by Emily Jenkins

Titles at Your Library

The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-Shaped House: A Story in Rhyme

ISBN: 0525450955
Release Date: 1993-08-01

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The Lion and the Stoat

ISBN: 0688025625
Release Date: 1984-06

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The Wheels on the Bus

ISBN: 0525446443
Release Date: 1990-10-30

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Rapunzel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

ISBN: 0613608321
Release Date: 2002-10-14

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The Shivers in the Fridge

ISBN: 0525469435
Release Date: 2006-10-19

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Awful Ogre Running Wild

ISBN: 0066238668
Release Date: 2008-06-24

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Literary Awards

Z IS FOR MOOSE

  • 2013 E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book
  • Best Children's Book of the Year from Bank Street

TOYS COME HOME

  • Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Children's Books, 2011
  • New York Public Library's 100 Best Children's Books, 2011
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner

DUST DEVIL

  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • New York Times Book Review Notable Book, 2010
  • Phoenix Picture Book Honor Award, 2014

AWFUL OGRE RUNNING WILD

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

TOY DANCE PARTY

  • Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection
  • Kirkus Best Children's Book, 2008
  • CBC/IRA's Children's Choices
  • CCBC Choices, 2009

THE SHIVERS IN THE FRIDGE

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006
  • Kirkus Best Books, 2006
  • New York Public Library's 100 titles, 2006

TOYS GO OUT

  • ALA Notable Book
  • Book of the Month Club
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • New York Public Library's 100 titles, 2006
  • School Library Journal Best Book, 2006
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner
  • Washington Post Best Book of the Week
  • BookSense Children's Pick, 2006
  • CCBC Choice, 2007

THE STORY OF MRS. LOVEWRIGHT AND PURRLESS HER CAT

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book
  • Parents' Choice Award

DOODLER DOODLING

  • ALA Notable Book
  • BolognaRagazzi Award Special Mention

KNICK-KNACK PADDYWHACK!

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book
  • Parenting Magazine Best Book
  • Meggendorfer Award from the Movable Book Society, 2004

AWFUL OGRE'S AWFUL DAY

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book

FIVE CHILDREN AND IT

  • Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection

RAPUNZEL

  • Caldecott Medal, 1998
  • Carl Sandburg Award, 1998
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award

SWAMP ANGEL

  • Caldecott Honor Book, 1995
  • ALA Notable Book
  • SLJ Best Book
  • Book-of-the-Month-Club Selection
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book
  • Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
  • CLA's Phoenix Picture Book Honor, 2014

MORE ROOTABAGAS

  • ALA Notable Book

THE ENCHANTED CASTLE

  • Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

  • Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
  • Bratislava Biennale Selection
  • Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
  • ALA Notable Book
  • Redbook Award

THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF HUMOR FOR CHILDREN

  • Bratislava Biennale selection

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

  • Caldecott Honor Book, 1987
  • Redbook Award
  • Society of Illustrators Certificate of Merit
  • AIGA Certificate of Merit
  • Bratislava Biennale Selection
  • ALA Notable Book
  • SLJ Best Book
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Book-of-the-Month Club selection
  • White Raven Book Selection of the International Youth Library
  • New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books/100 Years

HANSEL AND GRETEL

  • Caldecott Honor Book, 1985
  • ALA Notable Book
  • SLJ Best Book
  • Bratislava Biennale selection

THE LION AND THE STOAT

  • Parents' Choice Award

DEAR MR. HENSHAW

  • Newbery Medal
  • Christopher Medal

THE SUN'S ASLEEP BEHIND THE HILL

  • Bratislava Biennale Selection
  • Honor list, Austrian National Award (for Austrian edition)

RALPH S. MOUSE

  • Golden Kite Award

THE MAID AND THE MOUSE AND THE ODD-SHAPED HOUSE

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Book
  • SLJ Best Book
  • AIGA Certificate of Merit

EMILY UPHAM's REVENGE

  • Massachusetts Adventure novel

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Paul O. Zelinsky on WorldCat

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