Cover image for Swimmy
Title:
Swimmy
Author:
Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Kohl's Cares edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1991]

©1963
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Copyright renewed 1991 by Leo Lionni ... Originally published by Pantheon Books ... in 1963"--p.[32].
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 640 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 17549.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 1 Quiz: 11155 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780394917139

9780394817132
Format :
Book

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Illus. in color. "An exquisite picture book. A little fish, the lone survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions."--(starred)School Library Journal.  


Author Notes

Leo Lionni was born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1910. He attended the University of Zurich and also earned a doctorate in Economics from the University of Genoa in 1935. He taught himself to draw by visiting museums.

After marrying Nora Maffi in 1931, Lionni moved to Milan, Italy, where he became known as a painter. In 1939 he moved to Philadelphia and began working in advertising design. Lionni held several positions in the artistic field including artistic director and design director. He also served as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Around 1960 Lionni moved back to Italy. His first of over forty children's books was Little Blue and Little Yellow. Other titles include Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse, all of which won a Caldecott Honor. In addition, he received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal in 1984.

Lionni died on October 11, 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy at the age of 89.

(Bowker Author Biography)