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Loren Long

Författare till Otis

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Om författaren

Loren Long received a BA in graphic design/art studio from the University of Kentucky and did graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator. His first visa mer picture book, Angela Johnson's I Dream of Trains, won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration. He has illustrated numerous other works including The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna, Toy Boat by Randall DeSeve which won the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award for Children's Picture Book, Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt, and the chapter book series Sluggers that he created with Phil Bildner. His version of Walt Whitman's When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer was a Golden Kite Honor Book. He has written and illustrated several books including Drummer Boy and the Otis series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Loren Long

Otis (2009) 1,597 exemplar
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem (2019) — Illustratör — 816 exemplar
Otis and the Puppy (2013) 679 exemplar
Little Tree (2015) 488 exemplar
There's a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake (2018) — Författare — 396 exemplar
Otis and The Kittens (2016) 374 exemplar
Otis and the Tornado (2011) 349 exemplar
Otis and the Scarecrow (2014) 279 exemplar
An Otis Christmas (2013) 277 exemplar
Otis's Busy Day (1988) 224 exemplar
Drummer Boy (2008) 175 exemplar
Someone Builds the Dream (2021) — Illustratör — 128 exemplar
Barnstormers: Game 1 (2007) 105 exemplar
Magic In The Outfield (2009) 66 exemplar
Otis Loves to Play (2012) 38 exemplar
Horsin' Around (2006) 33 exemplar
Barnstormers: Game 3 (2008) 33 exemplar
What Does Otis See? (2015) 30 exemplar
Otis Gives Thanks (2017) 28 exemplar
Water, Water Everywhere (2009) 23 exemplar
Great Balls Of Fire (2009) 22 exemplar
Home Of The Brave (2010) 19 exemplar
Blastin' The Blues (2010) 17 exemplar
Let's Go, Otis! (2013) 9 exemplar
Let's Doodle, Otis! (2015) 8 exemplar
The Yellow Bus (2024) 4 exemplar
Otis the Tractor Doll (2010) 2 exemplar

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (2010) — Illustratör — 1,113 exemplar
Love (2018) — Illustratör — 814 exemplar
Nightsong (2012) — Illustratör — 591 exemplar
Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor426 exemplar
Toy Boat (2007) — Illustratör — 248 exemplar
Good Day, Good Night (2017) — Illustratör — 207 exemplar
My Dog, My Hero (2000) — Illustratör — 198 exemplar
Melvin's Valentine (2009) — Illustratör — 130 exemplar
Kat's Maps (2011) — Illustratör — 124 exemplar
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer (2004) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor119 exemplar
If I Was the Sunshine (2019) — Illustratör — 83 exemplar
Dizzy Izzy (2010) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor64 exemplar
Junkyard Fort (2009) 61 exemplar
The Day the Animals Came: A Story of Saint Francis Day (2003) — Illustratör — 55 exemplar
Kat's Mystery Gift (2009) — Illustratör — 45 exemplar
The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell (2002) — Illustratör — 30 exemplar
Who's That Truck? (2008) 23 exemplar
What a Wreck! (2008) — Illustratör — 11 exemplar
Jon Scieszka's Trucktown on Reading Street ABCs (2007) — Illustratör — 4 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Joplin, Missouri, USA
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
University of Kentucky
American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA
children's book author
Kort biografi
Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow.

He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Loren's Little Tree, is a picture book for all ages.

He has most recently illustrated Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown and Love by Newbery Medalist, Matt de la Peña.

People often ask how I ended up becoming a children’s author and illustrator for a living.

As a kid, I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1970’s. We had no artists of any kind in the family. We didn’t know any artists. I liked sports, especially baseball. My mother read to me a lot. But I have to admit, my favorite subject in school was P.E. class. I also liked to draw. My parents encouraged me to keep drawing.

By the time I was in junior high school, art was holding a close second place to gym as my two favorite subjects in school. I liked everything we did in art class — drawing in perspective, ceramics and painting with tempera paints.

Not much changed in high school. I took every art class they offered. My art teacher introduced me to famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso and Norman Rockwell.

I entered the University of Kentucky not having any idea of what I would do with my life. I had five different majors in five years of college. But I took every art class they offered, and at the end of my junior year, I decided to try to be a professional artist.

By the end of college, I had gotten the bug* to be an illustrator. However, I didn’t feel ready for a career in the illustration field so I went to The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

I got my first job as an illustrator at a greeting card company. I had that job for about four years.

I then worked for nearly ten years as a freelance illustrator for mostly editorial clients such as Sports Illustrated, Time, Reader’s Digest and Forbes. You can see some of those illustrations here. I feel that all those years of illustrating for magazines developed my visual storytelling abilities.

I began getting calls to do book covers for mostly YA novels and eventually an editor called me to do my first picture book, I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson. I loved it.

Please go to my FAQ page for answers to other questions. You can click here to read an older, longer bio about me and some of my artistic influences.

Lastly, I’m not sure what all those years of gym class contributed to my career, but I’m pretty confident that I could beat Jon Scieszka and David Shannon in a game of dodge ball.

*the bug- passion for something, I did not get that passion and drive until my last year of college, so parents, be patient.[from website]



Beginner Reader
BooksInMirror | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
I think young readers enjoy this rhyming celebration of skilled labor - building the dreams. Kids are curious about how things are built. This books shows us the dreamers - the architects, designers, etc. and celebrates the workers who work hard to make these dreams a reality. There is a lot of detail in the pictures and this detail will invite several read throughs. I think Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long make a great team!
AnnesLibrary | 6 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
This one does not feel impactful or memorable.
mslibrarynerd | 6 andra recensioner | Jan 13, 2024 |



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