Frank Asch

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Frank Asch
Born (1946-08-06) August 6, 1946 (age 71)
Somerville, New Jersey
Occupation Artist, illustrator, writer
Nationality American
Period 1968–present
Genre Children's literature

Frank Asch (born August 6, 1946 in Somerville, New Jersey) is an American children's writer, best known for his Moonbear picture books.

In 1968, Asch published his first picture book, George's Store. The following year, he graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA. Since then he has taught at a public school in India, as well as at a Montessori school in the United States, and conducted numerous creative workshops for children. He has written over 60 books, including Turtle Tale, Mooncake, I Can Blink and Happy Birthday Moon. In 1989 he wrote Here Comes the Cat! in collaboration with Vladimir Vagin. The book was awarded the Russian National Book Award and was considered the first Russian-American collaboration on a children's book.[citation needed]

Asch lived in Somerville, New Jersey.[1]

He currently lives in Vermont with his wife, Jan.


  1. ^ Turner, Patricia. "ART FOR CHILDREN AT RUTGERS", The New York Times, December 13, 1981. Accessed October 23, 2007. "Frank Asch of Somerville, who studied at Rutgers and now lives in rural Connecticut"

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