Claire Huchet Bishop

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Claire Huchet Bishop (1899 – 13 March 1993) was a children's writer and librarian, winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten. The Five Chinese Brothers won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959.

Life[edit]

Clare Huchet was born in Geneva, Switzerland[1] and grew up in France[2] or Geneva.[3] She attended the Sorbonne and started the first children's library in France.[3] After marrying the American concert pianist Frank Bishop,[1] she moved to the United States, worked for the New York City Public Library, and was an apologist for Roman Catholicism and an opponent[1] of antisemitism.[2]

After residing in New York for 50 years Bishop returned to France and died in Paris in 1993.[1]

Works[edit]

Children's books[edit]

Adult books[edit]

  • 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

Quotes[edit]

  • "Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians." [4]
  • "Those who marry to escape something usually find something else." [5]

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