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Robert (John) Byrd (1942-) Biography

Career, SidelightsPersonal, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1942, in Atlantic City, NJ; Education: Attended Trenton Junior College, 1963; Philadelphia Museum College of Art, B.F.A., 1966.

Graphic Artists Guild, Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table, Philadelphia College of Art Alumni Association.

Children's Book Showcase, Children's Book Council, 1975, for The Pinchpenny Mouse; Citation of Merit, Society of Illustrators, 1976.


Marcella Was Bored, Dutton (New York, NY), 1985.

(Reteller) The Bear and the Bird King, Dutton (New York, NY), 1995.

(Reteller) Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife: A Giant of a Tale from Ireland, Dutton (New York, NY), 1999.

Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey, Dutton (New York, NY), 2000.

Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer, Dutton (New York, NY), 2003.

(Reteller) The Hero and the Minotaur: The Fantastic Adventures of Theseus, Dutton (New York, NY), 2005.


Jack Stokes, adaptor, Wiley and the Hairy Man, Macrae Smith Co. (Philadelphia, PA),1970.

I. G. Edmonds, adaptor, The Possible Impossibles of Ikkyu the Wise, Macrae Smith Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1971.

Vicki Cobb, Heat, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1973.

Robert Kraus, Poor Mister Splinterfitz!, Springfellow Books, 1973.

Ida Scheib and Carole E. Welker, The First Book of Food, revised edition, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1974.

Robert Kraus, The Pinchpenny Mouse, Windmill Books (New York, NY), 1974.

Robert Kraus, Rebecca Hatpin, Windmill Books (New York, NY), 1974.

Robert Kraus, The Gondolier of Venice, Windmill Books (New York, NY), 1976.

Robert Kraus and Bruce Kraus, The Detective of London, Windmill Books (New York, NY), 1978.

Susan Saunders, Charles Rat's Picnic, Dutton (New York, NY), 1983.

Stephanie Calmenson, selector and reteller, The Children's Aesop, Doubleday Book and Music Club (New York, NY), 1988.

Riki Levinson, reteller, The Emperor's New Clothes, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 1991.

Kathleen Kain, All about How Things Are Made: With Inspector McQ, World Book (Chicago, IL), 1992, published as Inspector McQ Presents All about How Things Are Made, 1995.

Marilyn Jager Adams, The Market, Open Court, 1995.

Paula Fox, The Little Swineherd and Other Tales, Dutton (New York, NY), 1996.

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