Yumi Heo

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Yumi Heo
OccupationAuthor/Illustrator
Alma materSangji University
New York School of Visual Arts
GenreChildren's picture books
Notable worksThe Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale
Years active1994-2012
SpouseSteven Dana

Yumi Heo (1964-2016) was an author and illustrator of children’s picture books. She was a graduate of San Ji University and the New York School of Visual Arts. In 1989, Heo moved to New York and earned an MFA in Illustration at the New York School of Visual Arts.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Yumi Heo was born in Korea in 1964. Heo began taking art lessons in junior high with the encouragement of her mother.[2]

"Q is for Queens" art installation[edit]

In 1999, Heo designed an art installation called "Q is for Queens." The installation features 30 stained glass windows featuring the landmarks and people of the Queens borough.[2]

Selected Works[edit]

Writings[edit]

  • 1994, One Afternoon[3]
  • 1995, Father’s Rubber Shoes
  • 1996, The Green Frogs: A Korean Folktale
  • 1999, One Sunday Morning
  • 2009, Ten Days and Nine Nights: An Adoption Story
  • 2012, Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends
  • 2015, Red Light, Green Light

Illustrator[edit]

  • 1994, The Rabbit’s Judgement (Suzanne Crowder Han, author)[4]
  • 1995, The Rabbit’s Escape (Suzanne Crowder Han, author)
  • 1996, The Lonely Lioness and the Ostrich Chicks: A Masai Tale (Verna Aardema, author)
  • 1997, A is for Asia (Cynthia Chin-Lee, author)
  • 1998, Pets! (Melrose Cooper, author)
  • 1998, So Say the Little Monkeys (Nancy Van Laan, author)
  • 1999, The Not So Itsy-Bitsy Spider: A Pop-up Book
  • 2000, Yoshi’s Feast (Kimiko Kamikawa, author), an International Reading Association Teacher's Choice book[5]
  • 2001, Henry’s First-Moon Birthday (Lenore Look, author), a YASLA notable book[6]
  • 2001, Sometimes I’m Bombaloo (Rachel Vail, author)[7]
  • 2002, The Snake’s Tales (Marguerite W. Davol, author)
  • 2003, Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor (Hugh Lupton, author)
  • 2004, Smile, Lily! (Candace Fleming, author)
  • 2004, Moondog (Alice Hoffman and Wolfe Martin, authors)[8]
  • 2004, Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding (Lenore Look, author)[9]
  • 2005, Tangerines and Tea, My Grandparents and Me (Ona Gritz, author)
  • 2008, Jibberwillies at Night (Rachel Vail, author)
  • 2008, Hey Mr. Choo-choo, Where Are You Going? (Susan Wickberg, author)
  • 2011, Pola Dot Penguin Pottery (Lenore Look, author)[10]
  • 2012, Flabbersmashed about You (Rachel Vail, author)[11]

Anthology Contributor[edit]

  • 2002, This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort (Georgia Head, editor)
  • 2007, Knock, Knock!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stock, Jennifer, ed. (2017). Something About the Author. 316. Mexico: Gale. pp. 100–104. ISBN 9781410324597.
  2. ^ a b Maughan, Shannon (15 November 2016). "Obituary: Yumi Heo". Publisher's Weekly. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "One Afternoon". Publisher's Weekly. PWxyz, LLC. 241 (28): 77. July 11, 1994.
  4. ^ Gloyer, Judith (June 1994). "Book review: Preschool & primary grades". School Library Journal. 40 (6): 119.
  5. ^ Van Allsburg, Chris (November 2001). "Teachers' choices for 2001: a project of the International Reading Association". The Reading Teacher. International Literacy Association. 55 (3): 243 – via Gale Academic Onefile.
  6. ^ "The best, notable & recommended for 2001". Teacher Librarian. 29 (4): 8. April 2002 – via Gale Academic Onefile.
  7. ^ "Vail, Rachel Sometimes I'm Bombaloo". Childhood Education. Association for Childhood Education International. 79 (2): 111. Winter 2002.
  8. ^ Salvadore, Maria B. (2004). "Moondog". School Library Journal. 50 (10): 118.
  9. ^ Lee, Lea (2006). "Look, Lenore: Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding". Childhood Education. Association for Childhood Education International. 82 (5): 303 – via Gale Academic Onefile.
  10. ^ Stevenson, Deborah (September 2011). "Polka Dot Penguin Pottery". Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Johns Hopkins University Press. 65 (1): 28–29. ISSN 1558-6766.
  11. ^ Sullivan, Carrie Harasimowicz (Spring 2013). "Vail, Rachel: Flabbersmashed About You". The Horn Book Guide. The Horn Book, Inc. 24 (1): 44.

External links[edit]

Official website