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General Information

Name:  Scott Gustafson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in Marengo, Illinois

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Gustafson was born in Marengo, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gustafson is an artist and illustrator. His paintings are rich in imagination and he is a master at creating and interpreting fairy tales in such a way that appeals to all ages. This led many book publishers to trust him to illustrate classic children's books like ''The Nutcracker'', ''Peter Pan'' and ''The Night Before Christmas''. His original titles include ''Alphabet Soup'', ''Animal Orchestra'', ''Classic Fairy Tales'', ''Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose'', ''Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe'' and ''Classic Bedtime Stories.''


'Classic Fairy Tales ' 2003 Cheslsey award for best interior book illustrations from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists 'Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose ' 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book 'Classic Bedtime Stories ' 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Alphabet soup :
ISBN: 0867130253. OCLC Number: 21340140

Contemporary Books,. .

A host of animals from A to Z come to Otter's housewarming party, bringing a wide variety of foods for his alphabetical soup.

Classic bedtime stories
ISBN: 9781579657604. OCLC Number: 953599400

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An illustrated collection of eight traditional tales.

Classic bedtime stories /
ISBN: 0867131586. OCLC Number: 873762197

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A lavishly illustrated, oversized collection of favorite tales such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Sambha and the Tigers," "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" coupled with Gustafson's exquisite paintings and a lively retelling of these and many more classics.

Classic fairy tales /
ISBN: 086713089X. OCLC Number: 52520185

Greenwich Workshop Press,. .

An illustrated collection of ten traditional fairy tales, including "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Snow White," "Tom Thumb," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Frog Prince," "Rumpelstilkins," "Cinderella," and "Three Pigs."

Classic Fairy Tales Vol 2.
ISBN: 9781579656904. OCLC Number: 973185394

Artisan,. .

Classic storybook fables /
ISBN: 1579657044. OCLC Number: 967202923

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An illustrated retelling of eight classic fairy tales, emphasizing the lesson to be learned from each.

Eddie :
ISBN: 9781416997658. OCLC Number: 869436482

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

--???? Scott Gustafson crafts a finely wrought portrait that is both humorous and touching. Coupled with his stunning gothic illustrations, Eddie is sure to win fans young and old.

Eddie :
ISBN: 1416997644. OCLC Number: 676061598

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Edgar Poe, aided by the imp McCobber, has twenty-four hours to prove himself innocent of an act of mischief committed at the home of the judge who lives beside John Allan, foster father of the orphaned author-to-be.

Favorite nursery rhymes from Mother Goose
ISBN: 9781579656980. OCLC Number: 987433968

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From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes include Mother Goose favourites including Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Queen of Hearts, Ride a Cock Horse, and more, illustrated in detail by Scott Gustafson.

Favorite nursery rhymes from Mother Goose /
ISBN: 0867130970. OCLC Number: 216627246

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Illustrates forty-five traditional nursery rhymes, including "Little Bo Peep," "Jack Sprat," "Pat-a-Cake," and "The Man in the Moon."

ISBN: 0760718822. OCLC Number: 861071497

Barnes & Noble Books,. .

After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

Nutcracker /
ISBN: 0836249348. OCLC Number: 23463721

Andrews and McMeel,. .

After hearing how her toy nutcracker got his ugly face, a little girl helps break the spell and watches him change into a handsome prince.

Peter Pan :
ISBN: 0670836087. OCLC Number: 24661812

Viking, Ariel,. .

The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. The quintessential rebel, dead-set against growing up, returns in luminous, almost ethereally beautiful paintings that stop short of heavy-duty formality in their expressiveness and liveliness. No caricatures or stereotypes here; these are characters, full of life, and ready to soar through the pages of Barrie's classic journey to Neverland. Best Books for Children, 6th ed. A handsome edition of this classic, with more than 50 oil paintings. Available again, this popular edition of Peter Pan includes the complete and unabridged text accompanied by fifty full-color paintings by Scott Gustafson.

Scott Gustafson's animal orchestra :
ISBN: 007572880X. OCLC Number: 52927205

SRA/McGraw-Hill,. .

Depicts the members of an animal orchestra, from one toucan conductor to ten bestial flutists.

Scott Gustafson's animal orchestra :
ISBN: 086713030X. OCLC Number: 32665280

Greenwich Workshop,. .

Depicts the members of an animal orchestra, from one toucan conductor to ten bestial flautists.

The night before Christmas
ISBN: 1595301054. OCLC Number: 1057009149

Ariel Books,. .

The night before Christmas /
ISBN: 0394548094. OCLC Number: 12133654

Knopf :. .

A well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.