Illinois Authors

The Illinois Center for the Book banner

Victoria Chess

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Victoria Chess was born in Chicago.

Biography: 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.

  • 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 ''Bugs''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Victoria Chess on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Alfred's alphabet walk
ISBN: 0862030021 OCLC: 16486327

Julia MacRae Books, London (8 Cork St., WIX 2HA) : 1980.

Alfred's alphabet walk /
ISBN: 0688842232 OCLC: 4665638

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: 762753710

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+

Teeny tiny tingly tales /
ISBN: 1416975721 OCLC: 227031573

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.

The beautiful butterfly :
ISBN: 0395900158 OCLC: 41564936

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.

The little buggers :
ISBN: 0803717695 OCLC: 31045316

An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders.

This for that :
ISBN: 0803715536 OCLC: 29025084

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