Claire Huchet Bishop

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Claire Huchet Bishop (30 December 1898 – 13 March 1993) was a Swiss-born American children's writer and librarian. She wrote two Newbery Medal runners-up, Pancakes-Paris (1947) and All Alone (1953), and she won the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten (1952). Her first English-language children's book became a classic: The Five Chinese Brothers, illustrated by Kurt Wiese and published in 1938, was named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list in 1959.

Life

Claire Huchet was born in Geneva, Switzerland[1] and grew up in France[2] or Geneva.[3] She attended the Sorbonne and started the first children's library in France.[3] After marrying the American concert pianist Frank Bishop,[1] she moved to the United States, worked for the New York City Public Library, and was an apologist for Roman Catholicism and an opponent[1] of antisemitism.[2]

After residing in New York for 50 years Bishop returned to France and died in Paris in 1993.[1]

Works

Children's books

  • 1938 The Five Chinese Brothers, illustrated by Kurt Wiese
  • 1940 The King's Day, illus. Doris Spiegel
  • 1941 The Ferryman, illus. Wiese
  • 1942 The Man Who Lost His Head, illus. Robert McCloskey
  • 1945 Augustus, illus. Grace Paul
  • 1947 Pancakes-Paris, illus. Georges Schreiber
  • 1948 Blue Spring Farm, a novel, LCCN 48-2029
  • 1950 Christopher The Giant, illus. Berkeley Williams, Jr.
  • 1952 Bernard and His Dogs, illus. Maurice Brevannes – about Saint Bernard de Menthon, LCCN 52-7143
  • 1952 Twenty and Ten, by Bishop "as told by Janet Joly", illus. William Pène du Bois, OCLC 297331 (also published as The Secret Cave)
  • 1953 All Alone, illus. Feodor Rojankovsky
  • 1954 Martín de Porres, Hero, illus. Jean Charlot – about Saint Martín de Porres
  • 1955 The Big Loop, illus. Carles Fontseré – about the Tour de France
  • 1956 Happy Christmas: Tales for Boys and Girls, edited by Bishop, illus. Ellen Raskin
  • 1957 Toto's Triumph, illus. Claude Ponsot
  • 1960 French Roundabout, 360 pp. illus. – LCSH France—Description and travel, LCCN 60-6027; revised 1966
  • 1960 Lafayette: French-American Hero, illus. Maurice Brevannes
  • 1961 A Present from Petros, illus. Dimitris Davis
  • 1964 Twenty-Two Bears, illus. Wiese
  • 1966 Yeshu, Called Jesus, illus. Donald Bolognese
  • 1968 Mozart: Music Magician, illus. Paul Frame
  • 1971 The Truffle Pig, illus. Wiese
  • 1972 Johann Sebastian Bach: Music Giant, illus. Russell Hoover
  • 1973 Georgette, illus. Ursula Landshoff

Adult books

  • 1938 French Children's Books for English-speaking Children (New York: Sheridan Square Press), bibliography, LCCN 39-1262
  • 1947 France Alive
  • 1950 All Things Common
  • 1950 Boimondau: A French Community of Work
  • 1971 Jesus and Israel Jules Isaac
  • 1974 How Catholics look at Jews: Inquiries Into Italian, Spanish, and French Teaching Materials

Quotes

  • "Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians." [4]
  • "Those who marry to escape something usually find something else." [5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Lambert, Bruce (March 14, 1993). "Clare Huchet Bishop, 94, Author of Popular Books for Children". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ a b Nancy Larsen biography
  4. ^ Quoteworld Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Quoteworld Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

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