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Leo Lionni

Biography

Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner --- for INCH BY INCH, FREDERICK, SWIMMY and ALEXANDER AND THE WIND-UP MOUSE. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

Leo Lionni

Books by Leo Lionni

by Leo Lionni - Children's, Children's 3-7, Classics, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

A small green inchworm is proud of his skill at measuring anything --- a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak. Then one day a nightingale threatens to eat him if he cannot measure his song. Children will enjoy the clever inchworm’s solution and delight in finding the tiny hero on every page.

by Leo Lionni - Children's

All her life Tillie the mouse has wondered what lies on the other side of the wall. Imagining all sorts of fantastic possibilities, she digs a tunnel to the other side, where she discovers other mice, just like her! Together, Tillie and her friends work to bring down the wall and unite mouse-kind. Written just before the fall of the Berlin wall, this simple fable has a powerful message for all children --- and all people.