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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.


Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of ''My Friend Rabbit''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A kitten tale /
ISBN: 0517709155. OCLC Number: 123136386

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

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.

Clara and Asha /
ISBN: 1596430311. OCLC Number: 58054848

Roaring Brook Press,. .

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

Last song :
ISBN: 1596435089. OCLC Number: 656366403

Roaring Brook Press,. .

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.

My friend Rabbit /
ISBN: 031236752X. OCLC Number: 48817325

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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.

Pumpkinhead /
ISBN: 0375824162. OCLC Number: 50447877

Alfred A. Knopf :. .

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 cinder-eyed cats /
ISBN: 0440417430. OCLC Number: 48476035

Dragonfly Books,. .

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.

The prairie train /
ISBN: 0553113348. OCLC Number: 56355618

Dell Dragonfly Books,. .

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.

Time flies /
ISBN: 0517885557. OCLC Number: 28675724

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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.