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Lisa Desimini (1964-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Career, Writings

Born 1964, in Brooklyn, NY; Education: School of Visual Arts (New York, NY), B.F.A., 1986.

Children's book illustrator and writer. Taught illustration at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.


I Am Running Away Today, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1992.

Moon Soup, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1993.

My House, Holt (New York, NY), 1994.

Sun and Moon: A Giant Love Story, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1999.

(With others) Dot the Fire Dog, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.

Policeman Lou and Policewoman Sue, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor of poem and illustrations to All Year Round: A Book to Benefit Children in Need, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.


Ann Turner, Heron Street, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1989.

Liz Rosenberg, Adelaide and the Night Train, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1989.

Christine Widman, Housekeeper of the Wind, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1990.

Nancy White Carlstrom, Moose in the Garden, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1990.

Nancy White Carlstrom, Light: Stories of a Small Kindness, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1990.

Dennis Haseley, The Thieves' Market, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

Jerrie Oughton, How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1993.

Liliane Atlan, The Passersby, translated from the French by Rochelle Owens, Holt (New York, NY), 1993.

Holly Near, The Great Peace March, Holt (New York, NY), 1993.

Nancy White Carlstrom, Fish and Flamingo, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1993.

Jerrie Oughton, The Magic Weaver of Rugs: A Tale of the Navajo, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1994.

Tree De Gerez, When Bear Came Down from the Sky, Viking (New York, NY), 1994.

Nancy Van Laan, In a Circle Long Ago, Knopf (New York, NY), 1995.

Douglas Wood, Northwoods Cradle Song: From a Menominee Lullaby, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996.

Verna Aardema, Anansi Does the Impossible: An Ashanti Tale, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.

Arnold Adoff, Love Letters, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1997.

Cynthia Rylant, Tulip Sees America, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1998.

J. Patrick Lewis, Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1998.

Arnold Adoff, Touch the Poem, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2000.

Nancy Van Laan, The Laughing Man, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2000.

J. Patrick Lewis, Good Mousekeeping: And Other Animal Home Poems, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2001.

Marcia K. Vaughan, Night Dancer: Mythical Piper of the Native American Southwest, Orchard (New York, NY), 2002.

J. Patrick Lewis, The Snowflake Sisters, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Also does artwork on numerous book covers.


My Beautiful Child, illustrated by Matt Mahurin, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

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