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Wanda Gág (1893–1946)

Autor(a) de Millions of Cats

24+ Works 6,021 Membros 168 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

A highly touted writer and illustrator of children's picture books, Gag was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, to Anton Gag, also an artist, and Lisse Gag. She married Earle Marshall Humphreys in 1930. She studied art at the St. Paul Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis School of Art, and the Art Students mostrar mais League in New York City. Gag began her career illustrating for the children's section of the Minneapolis Journal; first had her works exhibited at the Weyrhe Gallery, New York City, 1926; and created the text and drawings for her most famous work, Millions of Cats, in 1928. The book was a runner-up for the John Newbery Medal in 1929, won first prize at the Philadelphia Lithograph Show in 1930, and won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958. Other important works include ABC Bunny (1933), another runner-up for the Newbery award in 1934; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a runner-up for the Caldecott award in 1939; and Nothing at All, also a runner-up for the Caldecott award in 1942. In 1993, the centennial of her birth was celebrated with special exhibits of her art and a number of evaluative articles. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Wanda Gag holding artist's palette, 1916-1917.

Obras de Wanda Gág

Millions of Cats (1928) 3,948 cópias, 109 resenhas
The ABC Bunny (1933) 1,021 cópias, 27 resenhas
Tales from Grimm (1936) 178 cópias
Nothing at All (1941) 173 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Funny Thing (1929) 140 cópias, 5 resenhas
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) — Tradutor — 134 cópias, 6 resenhas
Snippy and Snappy (1931) 100 cópias
Wanda Gag's The Earth Gnome (1985) 22 cópias, 2 resenhas
Wanda Gag's The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1979) 22 cópias, 2 resenhas

Associated Works

Hansel and Gretel (1812) — Tradutor, algumas edições719 cópias, 34 resenhas
Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1998) — Tradutor, algumas edições212 cópias
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias, 2 resenhas
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom...and Lots More Learning Fun [1999 film] (2001) — Author & Illustrator — 29 cópias, 2 resenhas
Castles and Dragons (1958) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tales from Grimm — Tr. And Illus., algumas edições6 cópias
Bookmaking on the Distaff Side — Contribuinte — 3 cópias, 1 resenha


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Gág, Wanda
Nome de batismo
Gág, Wanda Hazel
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
St Paul, Minnesota, USA
New York, New York, USA
Connecticut, USA
New Jersey, USA
Art Students League
Minneapolis School of Art
St. Paul Institute of Arts
children's book author
children's book illustrator
Gág, Flavia (sister)
Gág, Howard (brother)
Gág, Anton (father)
Minnesota 150
Newbery Honor Medal (1928, 1934)
Caldecott Honor Medal (1939, 1942)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award 1958 (posthumously)
Pequena biografia
Wanda Gág was a daughter of Anton Gág, a Minnesota photographer and painter, and the much older sister of Flavia Gág. As well as being the translator and illustrator of several editions of Grimm’s fairy tales, Wanda Gág was the author- illustrator of several popular children’s books of her own such as Millions of Cats (1928), which won the Newbery Award and was translated into many languages. She also published an autobiography, Growing Pains: Diaries and Drawings for the Years 1908-1917 (1940).



This anthology is wonderful to use as a read-aloud with grades 2 and 3. Students listened and identified elements of the story such as good and bad characters, the setting, the magic elements, the conflict, resolution, and the moral of the tale. Some of the stories such as "The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage." made students laugh. The illustrations are beautiful and really enhance the stories.
Chrissylou62 | 1 outra resenha | Apr 11, 2024 |
Very cute story, book doesn't fail when it promises millions of cats. Which cat will win the chance to live with the elderly couple? Will it be the cute white one? An enigmatic black one? Or maybe they will adopt them all?

A quick read that can be enjoyed in 15 minutes, go and find out!
chirikosan | outras 108 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Lowkey funny at times and has a soothing little repeating phrase about the "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats" that I think some readers will vibe with. The art is also nice in a stark, vintage-y way, and the cats look cute. But honestly the ending makes me sad and would have as a kid, too. :(
deborahee | outras 108 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
It's so fun to repeat the refrain "Hundreds of cats! Thousands of cats! Millions and billions and trillions of cats!"
LibrarianDest | outras 108 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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