Finders Keepers (Will and Nicholas children's book)

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Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers.jpg
First edition
AuthorWilliam Lipkind
IllustratorNicholas Mordvinoff
PublisherHarcourt Education
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback)

Finders Keepers (OCLC 182580986) is a book written by William Lipkind and illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff. Released by Harcourt, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1952.[1][2]


Two dogs named Nap and Winkle, find one bone and have difficulty deciding which of them owns it. Nap and Winkle begin to ask people who the bone belong to. They ask a farmer, a goat, and a haircutter. Along the story a big dog takes the bone from both Nap and Winkle. After, getting the bone back from the big dog, Nap and Winkle discover that the bone belong to both of them.


“Here is a perfect combination of rollicking story and pictures that have strength, life and humor in every line.”[3]


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ And the Winner Is... Publishers Weekly -2 Dec 2011 “No other award has the economic significance of the Newbery and Caldecott,” says Anita Silvey, author, former publisher of children's books at Houghton .... And Horning notes that the 1952 Caldecott winner, Finders Keepers by William Lipkind, illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff, was controversial in its day ..
  3. ^ "Finders Keepers". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
Preceded by
The Egg Tree
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
The Biggest Bear