| Claire Bishop|
John Newbery Medal
| March 13, 1993, Paris, France|
The Five Chinese Brothers, Twenty and ten, Pancakes‑Paris, All Alone, How Catholics Look at J
Claire Huchet Bishop Wikipedia
Claire Huchet Bishop (1899 – 13 March 1993) was a Swiss-born American children's writer and librarian. She wrote two Newbery Medal runners-up, Pancakes-Paris (1947) and All Alone (1953), and she won the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten (1952). Her first English-language children's book became a classic: The Five Chinese Brothers, illustrated by Kurt Wiese and published in 1938, was named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list in 1959.
Claire Huchet was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up in France or Geneva. She attended the Sorbonne and started the first children's library in France. After marrying the American concert pianist Frank Bishop, she moved to the United States, worked for the New York City Public Library, and was an apologist for Roman Catholicism and an opponent of antisemitism.
After residing in New York for 50 years Bishop returned to France and died in Paris in 1993.1938 The Five Chinese Brothers, illustrated by Kurt Wiese
1940 The King's Day, illus. Doris Spiegel
1941 The Ferryman, illus. Wiese
1942 The Man Who Lost His Head, illus. Robert McCloskey
1945 Augustus, illus. Grace Paul
1947 Pancakes-Paris, illus. Georges Schreiber
1948 Blue Spring Farm, a novel, LCCN 48-2029
1950 Christopher The Giant, illus. Berkeley Williams, Jr.
1952 Bernard and His Dogs, illus. Maurice Brevannes – about Saint Bernard de Menthon, LCCN 52-7143
1952 Twenty and Ten, by Bishop "as told by Janet Joly", illus. William Pène du Bois, OCLC 297331 (also published as The Secret Cave)
1953 All Alone, illus. Feodor Rojankovsky
1954 Martín de Porres, Hero, illus. Jean Charlot – about Saint Martín de Porres
1955 The Big Loop, illus. Carles Fontseré – about the Tour de France
1956 Happy Christmas: Tales for Boys and Girls, edited by Bishop, illus. Ellen Raskin
1957 Toto's Triumph, illus. Claude Ponsot
1960 French Roundabout, 360 pp. illus. – LCSH France—Description and travel, LCCN 60-6027; revised 1966
1960 Lafayette: French-American Hero, illus. Maurice Brevannes
1961 A Present from Petros, illus. Dimitris Davis
1964 Twenty-Two Bears, illus. Wiese
1966 Yeshu, Called Jesus, illus. Donald Bolognese
1968 Mozart: Music Magician, illus. Paul Frame
1971 The Truffle Pig, illus. Wiese
1972 Johann Sebastian Bach: Music Giant, illus. Russell Hoover
1973 Georgette, illus. Ursula Landshoff
1938 French Children's Books for English-speaking Children (New York: Sheridan Square Press), bibliography, LCCN 39-1262
1947 France Alive
1950 All Things Common
1950 Boimondau: A French Community of Work
1971 Jesus and Israel Jules Isaac
1974 How Catholics look at Jews: Inquiries Into Italian, Spanish, and French Teaching Materials
"Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians."
"Those who marry to escape something usually find something else."
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