Imatge de l'autor

Wanda Gág (1893–1946)

Autor/a de Millions of Cats

24+ obres 6,020 Membres 168 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Wanda Gag holding artist's palette, 1916-1917.

Obres de Wanda Gág

Millions of Cats (1928) 3,947 exemplars, 109 ressenyes
The ABC Bunny (1933) 1,021 exemplars, 27 ressenyes
Tales from Grimm (1936) 178 exemplars
Nothing at All (1941) 173 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Funny Thing (1929) 140 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) — Traductor — 134 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Snippy and Snappy (1931) 100 exemplars
Wanda Gag's The Earth Gnome (1985) 22 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Wanda Gag's The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1979) 22 exemplars, 2 ressenyes

Obres associades

Hansel and Gretel (1812) — Traductor, algunes edicions719 exemplars, 34 ressenyes
Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1998) — Traductor, algunes edicions212 exemplars
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom...and Lots More Learning Fun [1999 film] (2001) — Author & Illustrator — 29 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Castles and Dragons (1958) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Tales from Grimm — Tr. And Illus., algunes edicions6 exemplars
Bookmaking on the Distaff Side — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Gág, Wanda
Nom oficial
Gág, Wanda Hazel
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
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)
Premis i honors
Minnesota 150
Newbery Honor Medal (1928, 1934)
Caldecott Honor Medal (1939, 1942)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award 1958 (posthumously)
Biografia breu
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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 108 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 108 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 108 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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