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Joan Rankin (1940-) Biography - Career, Sidelights - Personal, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

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Born 1940, in Johannesburg, South Africa; Education: Attended Michaelis Art School, 1957-58. Politics: "Mandela supporter." Hobbies and other interests: Cats, dogs, birds, tropical fish, pottery.


Johannesburg Children's Book Forum, Union Internationale de la Marionette, Johannesburg Spinner and Weavers Guild.


First place, HAUM-Daan Retief competition for children's book illustrations, 1986, for The Far-Away Valley; Katrine Harries Children's Book Illustration Award.



SELF-ILLUSTRATED


Peter's Dulcie Duck, Anansi (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

The Little Cat and the Greedy Old Woman, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 1995.

Come Quickly, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1996.

Hurry! Hurry!, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1996.

Scaredy Cat, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 1996.

Joan Rankin

Sorry, I Lost the Baby, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1996.

Fat Paws and Pit Wit, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1996.

Wow! It's Great Being a Duck, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 1998.

Let's Make a House, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1999.

You're Somebody Special, Walliwigs!, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 1999.

First Day, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 2002. Oh, Mum!, Red Fox (London, England), 2002.


ILLUSTRATOR


Moira Thatcher, Tselane, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1986.

M. Margoles and S. Hoffenberg, Mandu and the Forest Guardian, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1987.

Jenny Seed, The Far-Away Valley, translated by H. J. M. Retief, Daan Retief (Pretoria, South Africa), 1987.

Teddy Knoetze, The Samurai without a Sword, Daan Retief (Pretoria, South Africa), 1988.

P. Grobbelaar, The House with the Seven Doors, Daan Retief (Pretoria, South Africa), 1988.

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Daan Retief (Pretoria, South Africa), 1989.

Renee Deatlefs, Ask Patricia, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1989.

Ian Macdonald, The Dancing Elephant, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1990.

Mitzi Margoles, Ten Are Too Many, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1990.

Phyllis Savory, The Little Wise One: African Tales of the Hare, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1990.

Diane Pitcher, Catch Me a River, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1990.

Jenny Seed, The Wind's Song, Daan Retief (Pretoria, South Africa), 1991.

Dianne Hofmeyr, The Magical Mulberry Blanket, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1991.

Jay Heale, Storyland, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1991.

Kathleen Arnot, Five Zulu Tales, Anansi (Cape Town, South Africa), 1992.

Jenny Seed, Old Grandfather Mantis: Tales of the San, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1992.

Anne Clulow, Pepper Pig, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

Anne Clulow, Pepper Pig and the Robber, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

Anne Clulow, Pepper Pig and the Bad Rats, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

Anne Clulow, Bubble Gum Mess, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

Anne Clulow, Help!, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1993.

Judith Garratt, Titch and Mitch Go to France, Knowledge Unlimited (Sandton, South Africa), 1993.

Judith Garratt, The Beautiful Chinese Balloon, Knowledge Unlimited (Sandton, South Africa), 1993.

Judith Garratt, The Green Umbrella, Knowledge Unlimited (Sandton, South Africa), 1993.

Dianne Hofmeyr, Hic Hic Hiccups, R.E.A.D. (Johannesburg, South Africa), 1993.

Lindi Mahlangu and Lungi Maseka, Scary Footsteps, R.E. A.D. (Johannesburg, South Africa), 1993.

Mitzi Margoles, King Fob, Knowledge Unlimited (Sandton, South Africa), 1994.

Max Sed, Princess, setshameki sa dibaesekapo!, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1994.

John Mathibe, John and the Porcupine, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1994.

Julius Oelke, chronicler, From the Heart of the Fire: Folk Tales and Legends, Tafelberg (Cape Town, South Africa), 1995.

Elana Bregin, Bert the Crusher, Human & Rousseau (Cape Town, South Africa), 1995.

Nkululeko Lindi, Three Fat Cats, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1998.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 2001.

Karma Wilson, A Frog in the Bog, Margaret K. McElderry (New York, NY), 2003.


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