Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1966 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 62 pages
The creator of whimsical fantasies featuring a bevy of lifelike and lovable creatures, Bill Peet consistently combined excellent storytelling with enduring illustrations, becoming one of the most popular picture book creators of our time. Born in Grandview, Inidana, Bill Peet nurtured his childhood drawing talent and was awarded a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, where he studied painting and design. After a brief apprenticeship period, he went to work for Walk Disney as a sketch artist, eventually becoming a screenwriter and helping to produce such beloved films as "Fantasia, 101 Dalmations, " and "Peter Pan." In 1959 Bill Peet published his first book, "Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure, " going on to write and illustrate over thirty successful books for children.
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