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Molly (Garrett) Bang (1943-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Career, Writings, Adaptations

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(Garrett Bang)

Personal

Born 1943, in Princeton, NJ; Education: Wellesley College, B.A., 1965; University of Arizona, M.A., 1969; Harvard University, M.A., 1971.

Career

Author, illustrator, and translator. Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, teacher of English, 1965-67; Asahi Shimbun, New York, NY, interpreter of Japanese, 1969; Baltimore Sunpapers, Baltimore, MD, reporter, 1970. Illustrator and consultant for UNICEF, Johns Hopkins Center for Medical Research and Training, and Harvard Institute for International Development.

Writings

FOR CHILDREN; AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

(Compiler) The Goblins Giggle, and Other Stories (folktales), Scribner (New York, NY), 1973.

(Under name Garrett Bang; translator and compiler) Men from the Village Deep in the Mountains, and Other Japanese Folk Tales, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1973.

(Editor) Betsy Bang, adaptor, Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folk Tale, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1976.

(Compiler) The Buried Moon and Other Stories (folktales), Scribner (New York, NY), 1977.

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, Four Winds Press (New York, NY), 1980.

(Adaptor) Tye May and the Magic Brush (Chinese folktale), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1981.

Ten, Nine, Eight, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983.

(Adaptor) Dawn (Japanese folktale), Morrow (New York, NY), 1983.

(Adaptor) The Paper Crane (Chinese folktale), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1985.

Delphine, Morrow (New York, NY), 1988.

Picture This: Perception and Composition (nonfiction for adults), Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1991.

Yellow Ball, Morrow (New York, NY), 1991.

One Fall Day, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1994.

Chattanooga Sludge, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 1996.

Goose, Blue Sky Press (New York, NY), 1996.

Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share, Blue Sky Press (New York, NY), 1997.

When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . . , Blue Sky Press (New York, NY), 1999.

Picture This: How Pictures Work, SeaStar Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays, Holt (New York, NY), 2000.

Tiger's Fall, Holt (New York, NY), 2001.

My Light, Blue Sky Press (New York, NY), 2004.

In My Heart, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2005.

Also author and illustrator of numerous health care manuals.

Several of Bang's works have been translated into Spanish.

ILLUSTRATOR

Betsy Bang, translator and adaptor, The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin: A Bengali Folk Tale, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1975.

Betsy Bang, adaptor, The Old Woman and the Rice Thief (Bengali folktale), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1978.

Betsy Bang, adaptor, Tuntuni, the Tailor Bird (Bengali folktale), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1978.

Betsy Bang, translator and adaptor, The Demons of Rajpur: Five Tales from Bengal, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1980.

Judith Benet Richardson, David's Landing, Woods Hole Historical Collection (Woods Hole, MA), 1984.

Sylvia Cassedy and Kunihiro Suetake, translators, Red Dragonfly on My Shoulder: Haiku, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

Amy L. Cohn, compiler, From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993.

Star Livingstone, Harley, SeaStar Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Monika Bang-Campbell, Little Rat Sets Sail, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Monika Bang-Campbell, Little Rat Rides, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2004.

Adaptations

The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, Ten, Nine, Eight, Dawn, and The Paper Crane were adapted for filmstrip, Random House; When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry. . . was also adapted for filmstrip.

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