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.


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]


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


  • "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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