Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Robert Mead Quackenbush - Children's Author

Robert Quackenbush, Nationality American, Book Genres Children's literature
Notable work(s) Henry's Awful Mistake

Spouse(s) Margery

Robert Mead Quackenbush (born July 23, 1929) is an American author and illustrator of children's books. As of 1999, he had authored 110 books and illustrated 60 more.

He has written about many historical figures, such as Quick, Anne, Give Me a Catchy Line, a children's book about the life and works of Samuel F. B. Morse (inventor of the telegraph), and Mark Twain? What Kind of Name Is That?: a story of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, published in 1984.

His most widely known book, Henry's Awful Mistake, published by Parents Magazine Press in 1980, is present in almost 900 US and Canadian libraries. Quackenbush was born in California and now lives in New York with his wife Margery, who is a director of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP).


• American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature - 3 times winner

• Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery

• Gradiva Award for Batbaby, voted best children's book of 1998 by NAAP

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