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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Victoria Chess  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Victoria Chess on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Victoria Chess was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Victoria Chess is a published author and an illustrator of over 100 children's books. She attended the Kokoshka School of Art, Salzburg, Austria and Boston Museum School.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Alfred's alphabet walk /
ISBN: 0688842232. OCLC Number:

Greenwillow Books,. New York :. ©1979.

As he encounters animals from A to Z, Alfred learns the letters of the alphabet.

Poor Esme /
ISBN: 2843740231. OCLC Number:

Harlin Quist,. Paris :. ©1998.

Esme tries so hard to look for a playmate and finally resorts to making various wishes in the hope of finding her special friend. 4 yrs+

This for that :
ISBN: 0803715536. OCLC Number:

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Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats.

The little buggers :
ISBN: 0803717695. OCLC Number:

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An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders.

The beautiful butterfly :
ISBN: 0395900158. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. 2000.

After choosing a husband for his sweet singing voice, a beautiful butterfly mourns the fact that he is swallowed by a fish, until a king in his underwear reunites the two.

Teeny tiny tingly tales /
ISBN: 1416975721. OCLC Number:

Atheneum,. New York :. [2008], ©2001.

Presents three rhyming stories featuring a stingy and mean old doctor, a disembodied head, a missing hairy toe, and other scary things.


Brooklyn Art Books for Children Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library in 1973 for

Fletcher and Zenobia

American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show Award in 1975 for


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