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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric Rohman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1957 in Riverside, Illinois

-- Eric Rohman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rohmann lives in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rohmann is an author and illustrator of children's books. He is also an artist and a former teacher. He has exhibited his artwork at numerous galleries and museums. A graduate of Illinois State University and Arizona State University, he currently resides in Chicago.Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of ''My Friend Rabbit''. His book ''Time Flies'', his first book for children, won the 1995 Caldecott Honor Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Published Works

  • Time Flies, Dragon Fly Books, 1997
  • The Cinder-Eyed Cats , Dragon Fly Books, 2001
  • Pumpkinhead, Knopf, 2003
  • The Prairie Train, Dragon Fly Books, 2004 written by Antoine O'Flatharta
  • Clara and Asha, Roaring Book Press, 2005
  • My Friend Rabbit, Square Fish, 2007
  • A Kitten Tale, Knopf, 2008
  • Last Song, Roaring Book Press, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Time flies /
ISBN: 0517885557. OCLC Number:

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A wordless tale in which a bird flying around the dinosaur exhibit in a museum has an unsettling experience when it finds itself back in the time of living dinosaurs.

The cinder-eyed cats /
ISBN: 0440417430. OCLC Number:

Dragonfly Books,. New York :. 2001, ©1997.

A boy makes a magical trip to a tropical island where he and five tiger-like cats watch as various sea creatures emerge from the ocean to dance by the light of their campfire.

Pumpkinhead /
ISBN: 0375824162. OCLC Number:

Alfred A. Knopf :. New York :. 2003.

A boy with a pumpkin for a head has a perilous adventure and learns a valuable lesson about what it means to be different.

The prairie train /
ISBN: 0553113348. OCLC Number:

Dell Dragonfly Books,. New York :. 2004, ©1999.

As a young Irish immigrant boy travels by steam-engine across the American prairie to a new life, memories of the old country pull at his heart.

Clara and Asha /
ISBN: 1596430311. OCLC Number:

Roaring Brook Press,. New Milford, Conn. :. 2005.

Young Clara would rather play with her imaginary giant fish, Asha, than settle down to sleep.

My friend Rabbit /
ISBN: 031236752X. OCLC Number:

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Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.

A kitten tale /
ISBN: 0517709155. OCLC Number:

Alfred A. Knopf,. New York :. 2008.

As four kittens who have never seen winter watch the seasons pass, three of them declare the reasons they will dislike snow when it arrives, while the fourth cannot wait to experience it for himself.

Last song :
ISBN: 1596435089. OCLC Number:

Roaring Brook Press,. New York :. 2010.

A squirrel family spends the day together--waking, playing, and nestling down to sleep under the eye of a watchful parent. Based on an old Scottish poem. Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Eric Rohmann.


Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of

My Friend Rabbit


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