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Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art

About Barbara Elleman

Before being named Distinguished Scholar of Children's Literature at Marquette University, Barbara Elleman served as editor of the Children's Section of Booklist magazine and then as editor in chief of Book Links, both published by the American Library Association. Prior to that she worked as a school librarian and as a public librarian. She has been a judge for the American Book Awards, the Golden Kite Awards, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, and she served on the 2000 Caldecott Committee. She is currently a member of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Committee. She has also participated in the Excellence in Poetry Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English and the U.S. Hans Christian Andersen Committee, and she serves on the advisory board for the Riverbank Review, the New Advocate, and the Parent's Guide to Children's Media. Her awards include the Jeremiah Ludington Award, given by the Educational Paperback Association, and the Hope S. Dean Award, from the Foundation for Children's Literature. In 1999, Putnam published her first book, Tomie dePaola: His Art and His Stories. Since then she has written Holiday House: The First Sixty-five Years (Holiday House, 2000) and Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art (Houghton Mifflin, October 2002).

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