Individual Author Record
Name: Victoria ChessPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionVictoria Chess was born in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationVictoria Chess is a published author and an illustrator of over 100 children's books. She attended the Kokoshka School of Art, Salzburg, Austria and Boston Museum School.
- Fletcher and Zenobia (with Edward Gorey), Meridith Press, 1967
- Alfred's Alphabet Walk, Greenwillow Books, 1979
- Poor Esme, Holiday House, 1982
- This for That (with Verna Aardema), Dial, 1997
- King Long Shanks (with Jane Yolen) , Harcourt, 1998
- The Little Buggers: Insect and Spider Poems (with J. Patrick Lewis), Dial, 1998
- The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain (with Judy Sierra), Clarion Books, 2000
- The Scardy Cats (with Barbara Bottner), Simon & Schuster, 2002
- Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales (with Nancy Van Laan), Aladdin, 2008
Titles At Your Library
Fletcher and Zenobia
ISBN: B000UDB6UU Meredith Press. 1967
Alfred's Alphabet Walk
ISBN: 0688842232 Olympic Marketing Corp. 1979 As he encounters animals from A to Z, Alfred learns the letters of the alphabet.
ISBN: 2843740231 Harlin Quist. 1998 A lonely little girl wishes for a playmate, and her wish is finally granted in a way she never expected.
This for That
ISBN: 0803715536 Dial. 1997 Rabbit tricks the other animals of the African plain into giving her food and other treats
The Little Buggers
ISBN: 0803717695 Dial. 1998 An assortment of poems featuring insects and spiders.
The Beautiful Butterfly: A Folktale from Spain
ISBN: 0395900158 Clarion Books. 2000
A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mourning, setting off a comical chain of events that results in a second chance for the beautiful butterfly and her devoted husband. Enchantingly original depictions of the beautiful butterfly and her friends and an inventive happy ending reveal the sweetness and humor of this enduring Spanish folktale. FOLKLORE NOTE.
Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales
ISBN: 1416975721 Aladdin. 2008 What happens when...
Old Doctor Wango Tango, along with his rosy, blowsy, noisy nose and crew of lightweight pets, travels to the tip of a very windy hill?
Two dancing legs two waving, whirling arms and one big head piece themselves together?
A little old lady buries the prickly, tickly, scary, hairy toe that she's found, only to be chased by the something that wants it back?
Children will tingle with terror and shriek with glee over Nancy Van Laan and Victoria Chess's hilariously spooky -- but not too spooky -- read-aloud tales.