June 2, 1907|
|Died||November 7, 1986
Nyack, New York, USA
He was born in Budapest and he emigrated to the United States in 1921. He studied art at the Art Student's League and New York School for Industrial Design. He served in the US Army during world War II.
Career and honors
He illustrated nearly all of Eve Titus' books including, Basil of Baker Street series which was translated to the screen in the animated Disney film, The Great Mouse Detective. Galdone and Titus were nominated for Caldecott Medals for Anatole (1957) and Anatole and the Cat (1958). The titles were later named Caldecott Honor books in 1971. He was posthumously awarded the 1996 Kerlan Award for his contribution to children's literature. His retellings of classic tales like The Little Red Hen or Three Billy Goats Gruff have become staples.
He died of a heart attack in Nyack, New York.
|1946||The Little Green Car||Illustrated||by C. D. Emerson|
|1951||Nine Lives; or, the celebrated cat of Beacon Hill||Illustrated||by Edward Fenton|
|1951||Of Mikes and Men||Illustrated||by Jane Woodfin
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|1952||Space Cat||Illustrated||by Ruthven Todd|
(series of ten to 1985)
|Illustrated||by Eve Titus
featuring a "mouse village" near Paris
|1958||Basil of Baker Street
(series of five to 1982)
|Illustrated||by Eve Titus
featuring the "great mouse detective"
|1963||The Blind Men and the Elephant||Illustrated||by John Godfrey Saxe, from the Indian fable Blind men and an elephant|
|1963||Paul Revere's Ride||Illustrated||from the American poem "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
|1968||Henny Penny||Adapted and illus.||from the "Henny Penny" fable|
|1969||George Washington's Breakfast||Illustrated||by Jean Fritz|
|1969||The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India||Written and illus.||from one of the Indian Jataka tales|
|1971||Three Aesop Fox Fables||Adapted and illus.||from Aesop's Fables|
|1973||The Little Red Hen||Adapted and illus.||from the "Little Red Hen" folktale|
|1973||The Three Billy Goats Gruff||Adapted and illus.||from the Norwegian fairytale Three Billy Goats Gruff|
|1976||Puss in Boots||Adapted and illus.||from the French fairytale Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault|
|1979||The Gingerbread Boy||Adapted and illus.||from the American fairytale The Gingerbread Boy|
|1983||The Greedy Old Fat Man||Written and illus.|
|1986||The Three Little Kittens||Adapted and illus.||from the English nursery rhyme "Three Little Kittens"|
|1987||The Complete Story of the Three Blind Mice||Illustrated||by John W. Ivimey from the English nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice"
- Paul Galdone Papers at the University of Connecticut Libraries — with comprehensive list of works
- Paul Galdone Collection in the Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries — finding aid with biographical sketch
- Paul Galdone at LC Authorities — with 198 catalog records
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