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Richard Scarry - Little Golden Book Author/Illustrator

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Richard Scarry's Little Golden Books

Richard Scarry was an author and illustrator of children's books for over thirty years. Born on June 5, 1919, he died in 1994 at the age of 75. He published over three hundred hundred books. A very private person, he gave few interviews over the years.

Richard Scarry was born in Boston. His father owned a store, and the family lived in comfortable circumstances, even during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Scarry was raised in the atmosphere of love, care and respect, which is reflected in his books. From 1939 to 1942 he studied art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School. He served in the army as an art director, editor, and writer of information publications in North Africa and Italy.

After the war Scarry worked in New York as a free-lance illustrator. In 1948 he married Patricia Murphy. His first book, Two Little Miners, was published in the popular Little Golden Book series in 1949. It was followed by five other children's books, published by Simon and Schuster in the same year.

In the 1950s Scarry illustrated and wrote for Little Golden Books. Several of his books were written by Kathryn Jackson and Patsy Scarry. Gradually his animal characters started to behave more like real people, and the drawing became much looser in style. In 1959 he moved with his family from Ridgefield, Connecticut, to Westport.

Scarry made his breakthrough in 1963 with Richard Scarry's Best World Book Ever. The large-format book, with more than 1 400 objects identified with labels, sold seven million copies in twelve years. In 1965 Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World appeared, a detailed work of drawings and thirty-three stories set in different parts of the world. However, the book did not achieve as much success as Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary, which was published the next year. He also illustrated several books written by J.D. Bevington. Other writers included Jane Werner, Mary Reed, Edith Osswald, Peggy Parish, Jean Selligman, Levine Milton, Edward Lear, Ole Risom, Barbara Shook Hazen.

After twenty years with Golden Books, Scarry decided to move to Ramdom House. Its children's book list already included Dr. Seuss, the de Brunhoff Babar books, Stan and Jan Berenstain with their Berenstai Bear books, and Walter Farley, author of the Black Stallion novels.

The Scarry family moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1968. His books, with their animal chraracters in ordinary settings without special ethnic traits, attracted young readers all over the world, and were translated into several languages, including Finnish, Chinese, and Lithuanian. Scarry's characters, Mr. Frumble, Huckle Cat, Mr. Fixit, Lowly Worm, and others, live in Busytown which is populated by friendly and helpful residents. When Absent-Minded Mr. Rabbit gets his feet stuck in cement, all of his friends try to get him out. Although Busytown is more realistic than Lewis Carroll's Wonderland, Scarry's vehicles have occasionally surrealistic elements, including Mr Frumble's pickle car, a car shaped like a doughnut, and a toothbrush mobile. Scarry used repeatedly his formula in which his books did not have a plot but offered bits of information in various spheres of knowledge, on school activities, cars and trucks, counting, animals, professions, etc. "Wherever I go," he was fond of saying, "I'm watching. Even on vacation when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures and find out how people do things. Someday it will all show up in a book." (from The Busy, Busy World of Richard Sacrry by Walter Retan and Ole Risom, 1997)

In 1972 Scarry bought a chalet in Gstaad, where he founded his studio. He also travelled widely with his wife in Africa and the Far East, visiting places depicted in his Busy, Busy World. During the 1980s Scarry's eyesight became worse, but despite the problem he finished in 1985 the drawing for his Biggest World Book Ever.

Richard Scarry died in his home in Gstaad on April 30, 1994. His son Richard has carried on the creative tradition. Scarry considered himself a fun-man disguised as an educator. "Everything has an educational value if you look for it. But it's the fun I want to get across." In the first book he illustrated for Artists and Writers, he painted in full color. By the time he created his first big book, Richard Scarry's Best World Book Ever, he had devised another method. He drew the lines with a pencil, and painted the blueboards in the colors, using a water-based paint. Scarry's favorite was Winsor & Newton Designers Colors. First he painted all the objects that were to be red, then the blue, and so on. It saved time and materials in preparation for printing.

 



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Richard Scarry's The Wolf and the Seven Kids - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition A MCMXCIV 10132-26 First Edition Copyright 1994 First Printed 1994 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very good. Notes No name in nameplate. Some damage to corners and scuff marks on covers. First Little Golden Book Dimensions 14cm x 15cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold including copies in various languages. The Little Golden Books which initially sold more here.....

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My Little Golden Book of Manners - Little Golden Book Author Peggy Parish Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 205-57 BCDEFGHIJ Copyright 1962 First Printed 1962 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fine. Notes No name in nameplate minor wear to cover coffee stain on back cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. Th extra

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The Bunny Book - Little Golden Book Author Patsy Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 17 Sydney Edition Copyright 1973 First Printed 1955 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good - Fine. Notes No name in nameplate minor wear to cover pen scribble on front cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 click the link

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Untitled Document Good Night Little Bear - Little Golden Book Author Patsy Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 301-54 NOPQRST Copyright 1961 First Printed 1961 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Fine. Notes No name in nameplate minor wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Essential Little Golden Book Listing Information here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published in September 1942: The more details.....

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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse - Little Golden Book Author Patricia Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 413 Sydney Edition Copyright 1961 First Printed 1961 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Fine. Notes No name in nameplate minor wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three L lots more

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A Collection of Little Golden Books to Celebrate Easter Format 5 Hardcover books in slipcase with shrink wrap. Condition New Dimensions Each book 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Slipcase 20cm x 17cm x 3cm Books in Box Prayers for Children The Tale of Peter Rabbit Miracles of Jesus The Bunny Books My Big Little Golden Book About God Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. T more details.....

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Rabbit and his Friends - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 105 Sydney Edition Copyright 1972 First Printed 1953 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fine. Notes Name (and scribbles) in nameplate minor wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. Th more advice

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Richard Scarry's Best Balloon Ride Ever! - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 208-68 - MCMXCV Copyright 1994 First Printed 1994 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good. Notes No name in nameplate some scuff marks and corner damage. Name written in texta on first page. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold including copies in various languages. The Little Golden Books which initially sold for 25¢ were published more tips

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Richard Scarry's Just For Fun - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Patricia Scarry Edition 430 Sydney Edition Copyright 1973 First Printed 1960 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fair. Notes Name in nameplate wear to cover small scribbles on front inside cover and first page cover loose on back no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Essential Little Golden Book Listing Information here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published in September 1942: The Poky Lit considerably more details

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Rags - Little Golden Book Author Patricia Scarry Illustrator J. P. Miller Edition 403 Sydney Edition Copyright 1974 First Printed 1974 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fine. Notes Name in nameplate minor wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alpha more.....

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Richard Scarry's Busiest Fire Fighters Ever! - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 10 9 8 7 6 5 Copyright 1993 First Printed 1993 Format Hardcover. Condition Used. Very Fine. Notes No name in nameplate. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Pigg extra info

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Richard Scarry - Little Golden Book Favourites Format 3 stories in 1 hardcover book. Condition New Books in Box Good Night Little Bear Chipmunk's ABC The Bunny Book Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published in September 1942: The Poky Little Puppy Three Little Kittens Bedtime Stories The Alphabet A- Z Mother Goose Prayers for Children The Little Red Hen click

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Tommy Visits the Doctor - Little Golden Book Author Jean Seligmann and Milton Levine Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 480 Sydney Edition Copyright 1974 First Printed 1969 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good. Notes No name in nameplate minor wear to cover damage to back cover near spine-book still whole no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Essential Little Golden Book Listing Information here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published in September 1942: The Poky Little Puppy Three Little Kittens Bedtime Stories The Alphabet A- Z Mother Goose Prayers for Children The Little Red Hen Nursery Songs The Golden Book of Fairy Tales Baby's Book The Animals of Farmer more tips

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My Puppy - Little Golden Book Author Patsy Scarry Illustrator Eloise Wilkin Edition 312-11 R MCMXCII Copyright 1955 First Printed 1955 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fine. Notes No name in nameplate general wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold including copies in various languages. The Little Golden Books which initially sold for 25¢ were published by S extra info

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Richard Scarry's Best Little Word Book Ever! - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 98778 - MCMXCVII Copyright 1992 First Printed 1992 Format Hardcover. Condition Used. Fine. Notes No name in nameplate minor scuff marks and corner damage. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold including copies in various languages. The Little Golden Books which initially sold for 25¢ were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix. Duplaix had initially thought up the idea for the Little Golden Book series and fleshed it out in conversations with officials at Simon a more details.....

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Duck and his Friends - Little Golden Book Author K. and B. Jackson Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 82 Sydney Edition Copyright 1972 First Printed 1972 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Fine. Notes Name in nameplate minor wear to cover sticky mark on front inside cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book further data

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My Teddy Bear - Little Golden Book Author Patsy Scarry Illustrator Eloise Wilkin Edition 377 Sydney Edition Copyright 1973 First Printed 1953 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good. Notes Name in nameplate general wear to cover spine tape missing on back no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Othe come here

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Naughty Bunny - Little Golden Book Author Richard Scarry Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 274 Sydney Edition Copyright 1959 First Printed 1959 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good. Notes Name in nameplate and small message on inside cover general wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm About Little Golden Books Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1 1942: 1. Three Little Kittens 2. Bedtime Stories 3. Mother Goose 4. Prayers for Children 5. The Little Red Hen 6. Nursery Songs 7. The Alphabet from A to Z 8. The Poky Little Puppy 9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales 10. Baby's Book of Objects 11. The Animals of Farmer Jones 12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes As of 2005 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold including copies in various languages. The Littl here

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Little Golden Book Author Barbara Shool Hazen Illustrator Richard Scarry Edition 452-9 klmnopqrst Copyright 1958 First Printed 1958 Format Hardcover Condition Used. Very Good - Fine. Notes Name in nameplate minor wear to cover no other marks or tears. Dimensions 20cm x 17cm x 0.5cm Get other Little Golden Books here Essential Little Golden Book Listing Information here Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 50 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and pored over the colourful pictures. Parents have shared Golden Moments with their children reading such classics as 'The Poky Little Puppy'. Thanks to the happy hours spent with the books many children have developed a lifelong love of reading books. About Little G considerably more details

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