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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily McCully  

Pen Name: Emily Arnold McCully

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD

Born: 1939 in Galesburg, Illinois

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McCully was born in Galesburg and lived there until she was 5 years old.

Biographical and Professional Information

Emily McCully is an author and illustrator. She majored in art history at college and acted and wrote for the theater. After illustrating other peoples' texts for several years and publishing two adult novels, McCully began writing her own picture books.McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own ''First Snow'' and ''Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan''.


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Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- '''''Mirette On the High Wire''''' *Caldecott Medal *Starred Review, Horn Book *Starred Review, School Library Journal *Starred Review, BCCB '''''Pete Won't Eat''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''3, 2, 1, Go!,''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus '''''The Ballot Box Battle''''' *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''Picnic''''' *Christopher Award '''''Squirrel and John Muir''''' *Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS-CBC '''''Marvelous Mattie''''' *Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street, 2007 *Starred Review, Horn Book *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Master List, Texas Bluebonnet, 2008-2009 '''''The Escape of Oney Judge''''' *Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street, 2008 *Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS-CBC *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, Booklist '''''Manjiro''''' Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street, 2009 '''''The Secret Cave''''' *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''Wonder Horse''''' *Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street, 2011 *Starred Review, Booklist *Starred Review, School Library Journal '''''Ida M. Tarbell''''' *Best Children’s Book of the Year, Washington Post *Starred Review, School Library Journal *Starred Review, Booklist *Finalist, Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, YALSA-ALA '''''Clara''''' *Starred Review, Booklist *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly '''''Caroline's Comets''''' *Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, NSTA-CBC, 2018 '''''A Craving''''' *Nominated, American Book Award