Individual Author Record
Name: Paul O. ZelinskyPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1953 in Evanston, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionZelinsky was born in Evanston and grew up in Wilmette.
Biographical and Professional InformationPaul O. Zelinsky is an author and illustrator. Since publishing his first book in 1978, he has since become recognized as one of the most inventive and critically successful artists in the field.Zelinsky now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
- Emily Upham's Revenge, Pantheon, 1978 - written by Avi
- How I Hunted the Little Fellows, Dodd, 1979 - written by Boris Zhitkov, translated by Djemma Bider
- The History of Helpless Harry, HarperCollins, 1980 - written by Avi
- Three Romances, Knopf, 1981 - novellas By Winifred Rosen
- What Amanda Saw, Greenwillow Books, 1981 - written by Naomi Lazard
- The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-Shaped House, A Story in Rhyme, Dodd, 1981 - Adapted from an old rhyme
- Ralph S. Mouse, Morrow, 1982 - written by Beverly Cleary
- The Song in the Walnut Grove, Knopf, 1982 - written by David Kherdian
- The Sun's Asleep Behind the Hill, Walker Books, 1982 - written by Mirra Ginsburg
- Zoo Doings, Greenwillow Books, 1982 - Animal poems by Jack Prelutsky
- Dear Mr. Henshaw, HarperCollins, 1983 - written by Beverly Cleary
- The Lion and the Stoat, Greenwillow, 1984
- Hansel and Gretel, Dutton, 1984 - Retold by Rika Lesser
- The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat, Knopf, 1985 - reprinted by Simon and Schuster, 2005 - written by Lore Segal
- Rumpelstiltskin, Dutton, 1986 - Retold from the German of the Brothers Grimm
- The Random House Book of Humor for Children, Random House, 1988 - collected by Pamela Pollack
- The Wheels on the Bus, A Book With Pictures That Move and Occasionally Pop Up, Dutton, 1990 - Adapted
- Strider, HarperCollins, 1991 - written by Beverly Cleary
- The Enchanted Castle, HarperCollins, 1992 - written by E. Nesbit
- More Rootabagas, Knopf, 1993 - written by Carl Sandburg
- Swamp Angel, Dutton, 1994 - written by Anne Isaacs
- Rapunzel, Dutton, 1997 - Retold by Paul O. Zelinsky
- Five Children and It, HarperCollins, 1999 - written by E. Nesbit
- Awful Ogre's Awful Day,, HarperCollins, 2001 - written by Jack Prelutsky
- Knick-Knack Paddywhack!, Dutton, 2002 - Adapted
- Doodler Doodling, HarperCollins, 2004 - written by Rita Golden Gelman
- Toys Go Out, Random House, 2006 - written by Emily Jenkins
- The Shivers in the Fridge, Dutton, 2006 - written by Fran Manushkin
- Toy Dance Party, Random House, 2008 - written by Emily Jenkins
- Awful Ogre Running Wild, Harper Collins, 2008 - written by Jack Prelutsky
- Dust Devil, Random House, 2010 - written by Anne Isaacs
- Toys Come Home, Random House, 2011 - written by Emily Jenkins
- Earwig and the Witch, HarperCollins, 2012 - written by Diana Wynne Jones
- Z is for Moose, HarperCollins, 2012 - written by Kelly Bingham
- Circle, Square, Moose, HarperCollins, 2014 - written by Kelly Bingham
- Toys Meet Snow, Penguin Random House, 2015 - written by Emily Jenkins
Titles At Your Library
The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-Shaped House: A Story in Rhyme
ISBN: 0525450955 Dutton Books for Young Readers. 1993 An oddly-shaped house takes on the appearance of a cat as the maid and mouse who live there make various changes in it.
The Lion and the Stoat
ISBN: 0688025625 Olympic Marketing Corp. 1984 Two great artists, a lion and a stoat, are in constant competition.
Rumpelstiltskin (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)
ISBN: 0613005031 Turtleback. 1996 FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.
The Wheels on the Bus
ISBN: 0525446443 Dutton Books for Young Readers. 1990 The 25th anniversary edition of a beloved classic
Over a million young readers have enjoyed the wheels that go round, doors that open and shut, and people who go bumpety-bump. Today it remains as fresh and engaging as when it was first published twenty five years ago.
To celebrate the anniversary, Paul O. Zelinsky has created an all-new cover featuring twenty five, hidden 25s. Some are the number 25 and others are 25 of something in the picture. Can you find them all?
Rapunzel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
ISBN: 0613608321 Turtleback Books. 2002 FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.
The Shivers in the Fridge
ISBN: 0525469435 Dutton Books for Young Readers. 2006 Little, flat Sonny Shivers and his family only know it's cold and dark where they live, and whenever the earth quakes, a monstrous hand, reaching forth in a great flash of light, snatches away part of their landscape —Buttery Cliffs, towering Mt. Ketchup . . . and with the landscape goes his family, one by one, until only Sonny is left to face the monsters. Who are they? What and where is the Shivers family? Children will delight in puzzling it all out before the Shivers do.
Fran Manushkin's dry but juicy humor, spiced with food puns, carries this droll saga through shivery perils to a warm reunion on the refrigerator door. As ever, Caldecott-winner Paul O. Zelinsky's wit makes theater of the most improbable situations.
Awful Ogre Running Wild
ISBN: 0066238668 Greenwillow Books. 2008
A picnic with a lovely ogress, followed by bug hunts and crocodile wrestling . . .
A visit to Grandma, who serves her famous moldy bread and dried weasel . . .
A dip in the neighborhood pool with his precious pet piranha . . .
And . . . ogre yoga?
Awful Ogre is back, and awfully excited to share his action-packed summer with you!
The mischievous Jack Prelutsky and Paul O. Zelinsky transport readers once again to a world that is irresistibly gross and awesomely awful, starring the endearing, unforgettable Awful Ogre!