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Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) was a renowned children's book author and illustrator who published more than a hundred books during her illustrious career, including Miss Rumphius, Ox-Cart Man, and Chanticleer and the Fox. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she lived much of her life in Maine. A two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, she was the recipient of countless other honors and distinctions, and was declared a Living Treasure of the State of Maine in 1996.

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