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Subject: Happy (late) 100th, Leonard Kessler! (Writer/illustrator of Mr. Pine series)
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Most sources claim he was born in 1921, but since his children would know the correct date, this birthday greeting would suggest his 100th birthday was this year, on Oct. 28th.    

https://m.facebook.com/purplehousepress/posts/3415663585150071?comment_id=3416317308418032

He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in Sarasota, Florida.    

He won the New York Times best illustrated children's books award three times in the 1950s.

http://www.loganberrybooks.com/books/authors/leonard-kessler.htm
"(He) has illustrated more than 200 children's books, most of which
he also wrote, and 40 of which he created with his wife Ethel. A
prolific guy! Most of these are designed for beginning readers..."

https://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/degrum/public_html/html/research/findaids/kessler.html
 (brief bio and more)

https://www.yourobserver.com/article/neighbors-leonard-kessler
 (profile and photo from 2011)

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=578&q=leonard+kessler&gbv=2&oq=leonard+kessler&aq=f&aqi=g-S4&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1276l3177l0l3513l15l13l0l5l5l0l176l1177l0.8l8l0
(book covers & photos)


WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:

What's in a Line? (self-illustrated), W.R. Scott, 1951.
World without Color, S. Gabriel Sons, 1953.
(With John G. McCullough) Farther and Faster (self-illustrated),
Crowell, 1954.
(With wife, Ethel Kessler) Plink, Plink! Goes the Water in My Sink,
Doubleday, 1954.
(With E. Kessler) Crunch, Crunch, Doubleday, 1955.
(With E. Kessler) Peek-a-Boo: A Child's First Book, Doubleday, 1956.
(With E. Kessler) Big Red Bus (self-illustrated), Doubleday, 1957.
Art Is Everywhere, Dodd, 1958.
(With E. Kessler) The Day Daddy Stayed Home (self-illustrated),
Doubleday, 1959.
(With E. Kessler) I Have Twenty Teeth--Do You?, Dodd, 1959.

(With E. Kessler) Kim and Me, Doubleday, 1960.
(With E. Kessler) Do Baby Bears Sit in Chairs? (self-illustrated),
Doubleday, 1961.
Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs (self-illustrated), Purple House Press
(Keller, TX), 1961.
The Duck on the Truck, Grosset, 1961.
I Made a Line, Wonder Books, 1962.
The Worm, the Bird, and You: A Long and Short Look at the World About
You, Dodd, 1962.
(With E. Kessler) All Aboard the Train (self-illustrated), Doubleday,
1964.
Here Comes the Strikeout (self-illustrated), Harper, 1965.
Mr. Pine's Purple House (self-illustrated), Wonder Books, 1965.
The Sad Tale of the Careless Klunks (self-illustrated), Dodd, 1965.
(With E. Kessler) Are You Square? (self-illustrated), Doubleday, 1966.
Kick, Pass, and Run (self-illustrated), Harper, 1966.
Mrs. Pine Takes a Trip (self-illustrated), Grosset, 1966.
Are We Lost, Daddy?, Grosset, 1967.
Did You Ever Hear a Klink Say Please? (self-illustrated), Dodd, 1967.
Last One in Is a Rotten Egg (self-illustrated), Harper, 1969.
Soup for the King (self-illustrated), Grosset, 1969.

A Tale of Two Bicycles: Safety on Your Bike (self-illustrated),
Lothrop, 1971.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! The First All Animal Olympics (self-
illustrated), Harper, 1972.
(With E. Kessler) Our Tooth Story: A Tale of Twenty Teeth (self-
illustrated), Dodd, 1972.
Paint Me a Picture, Mr. Pine (illustrated by John Kuzich), Ginn, 1972.
(With E. Kessler) Slush Slush! (self-illustrated), Parents' Magazine
Press, 1973.
(With E. Kessler) Splish Splash (self-illustrated), Parents' Magazine
Press, 1973.
Who Tossed That Bat? Safety on the Ballfield and Playground (self-
illustrated), Lothrop, 1973.
(With E. Kessler) All for Fall (self-illustrated), Parents' Magazine
Press, 1974.
The Forgetful Pirate (self-illustrated), Garrard, 1974.
(With E. Kessler) What's Inside the Box?, Dodd, 1976.
Ghosts and Crows and Things with O's, Scholastic Book Services, 1976.
(With E. Kessler) What Do You Play on a Summer Day?, Parents' Magazine
Press, 1977.
Riddles That Rhyme for Halloween Time, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1978.
Do You Have Any Carrots?, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1979.
The Pirates' Adventure on Spooky Island, Garrard (Champaign, IL),
1979.

Tricks for Treats on Halloween, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1979.

Hey Diddle Diddle, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1980.
Hickory, Dickory Dock, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1980.
Mixed-Up Mother Goose, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1980.
The Mother Goose Game, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1980.
(With Donna Lugg Pape) Play Ball, Joey Kangaroo!, Garrard (Champaign,
IL), 1980.
The Silly Mother Hubbard, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1980.
Super Bowl, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1980.
(With E. Kessler) Two, Four, Six, Eight: A Book About Legs, Dodd, Mead
(New York, NY), 1980.
(With E. Kessler) Baby-Sitter, Duck, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1981.
(With E. Kessler) The Big Fight, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1981.
(With E. Kessler) Grandpa Witch and the Magic Doobelator, Macmillan
(New York, NY), 1981.
(With E. Kessler) Night Story, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1981.
(With E. Kessler) Pig's New Hat, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1981.
(With E. Kessler) Pig's Orange House, Garrard (Champaign, IL), 1981.
Mr. Pine's Storybook (self-illustrated), Grosset & Dunlap (New York,
NY), 1982.
Old Turtle's Baseball Stories, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1982.
The Big Mile Race, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983.
Mr. Pine's Oldest, Hastings House (New York, NY), 1983.
Old Turtle's Winter Games, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983.
Heavy Is a Hippopotamus, Lippincott (New York, NY), 1985.
(With E. Kessler) The Sweeneys From 9D, Macmillan (New York, NY),
1985.

The Worst Team Ever, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1985.
Old Turtle's Riddle and Joke Book, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1986.
Be Ready at Eight, Aladdin Books (New York, NY), 1987.
(With E. Kessler) Are There Hippos on the Farm?, Simon & Schuster (New
York, NY), 1987.
(With E. Kessler) Is There an Elephant in Your Kitchen?, Simon &
Schuster (New York, NY), 1987.
Old Turtle's Soccer Team, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1988.
Ducks Don't Get Wet, Crowell (New York, NY), 1989.

(With E. Kessler) Are There Seals in the Sandbox?, Simon & Schuster
(New York, NY), 1990.
Hey Diddle Diddle, Delmar (Albany, NY), 1991.
(With E. Kessler) Is There a Horse in Your House?, Little Simon (New
York, NY), 1990.
(With E. Kessler) Stan the Hot Dog Man, Harper & Row (New York, NY),
1990.
Old Turtle's 90 Knock-Knocks, Jokes, and Riddles, Greenwillow (New
York, NY), 1991.
(With E. Kessler) Is There a Gorilla in the Band?, Simon & Schuster
(New York, NY), 1994.
(With E. Kessler) Is There a Penguin at Your Party?, Simon & Schuster
(New York, NY), 1994.
That's Not Santa! (self-illustrated), Scholastic (New York, NY), 1994.
Kick, Pass, and Run (self-illustrated), HarperCollins (New York, NY),
1996.
Last One In Is a Rotten Egg, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1999.


ILLUSTRATOR:

Miriam Schlein, Fast Is Not a Ladybug, W.R. Scott, 1953.
Schlein, Heavy Is a Hippopotamus, W.R. Scott, 1954.
Schlein, It's about Time, W.R. Scott, 1955.
Hyman and Alice Chanover, Pesah Is Coming, United Synagogue Book
Service, 1956.
H. and A. Chanover, Pesah Is Here, United Synagogue Book Service,
1956.

Lily Edelman, Sukkah and the Big Wind, United Synagogue Book Service,
1956.
Lenore Klein, What Would You Do, If?, W.R. Scott, 1956.
John Bryan Lewellen, Tommy Learns to Fly, Crowell, 1956.
Schlein, Deer in the Snow, Abelard-Schuman, 1956.
Maryalicia Crowell, Horse in the House, W.R. Scott, 1957.
Jean Fiedler, Teddy and the Ice Cream Man, Abelard-Schuman, 1957.
Lewellen, Tommy Learns to Drive a Tractor, Crowell, 1958.
Franklyn Mansfield Branley, A Book of Moon Rockets for You, Crowell,
1959
Branley, A Book of Satellites for You, Crowell, 1959, revised edition,
1971.

Robert Silverberg, Lost Race of Mars, 1960.
Branley, Big Trucks, Little Trucks, Crowell, 1960.
Lucia and James L. Hymes, Hooray for Chocolate and Other Easy-to-Read
Jingles, W.R. Scott, 1960.
Branley, A Book of Planets for You, Crowell, 1961, revised edition,
1966.
Mike McClintock, What Have I Got, Harper, 1961.
Muriel Rukeyser, I Go Out, Harper, 1961.
James Playsted Wood, The Elephant in the Barn, Harper, 1961.
Carla Greene, What Do They Do? Policemen and Firemen, Harper, 1962.
Jacqueline Harris Straus, Let's Experiment! Chemistry for Boys and
Girls, Harper, 1962.
Branley, A Book of Astronauts for You, Crowell, 1963.
Greene, Doctors and Nurses, What Do They Do?, Harper, 1963.
Greene, Soldiers and Sailors, What Do They Do?, C. Paul Jackson, How
to Play Better Baseball, Crowell, 1963, reissued, Scholastic Book
Service, 1971.
Greene, Railroad Engineers and Airplane Pilots, What Do They Do,
Harper, 1964.

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https://www.kirkusreviews.com/search/books/?q=leonard%20kessler&sf=t
 (six Kirkus reviews)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3011.Leonard_Kessler
 (reader reviews)

https://www.ioba.org/standard/2001/09/len-kessler-the-author-of-mr-pines-purple-house/
 (Q&A from 2001)

There are multiple read-alouds of his books at YouTube.


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