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Kevin Henkes

An author study on Kevin Henkes & book review of Lilly's Purprle Plastic Purse
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Sami Custer

on 12 April 2013

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Transcript of Kevin Henkes

Background Information Kevin Henkes chose to attend The University of Wisconsin due to their organization, the School of Education’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).





The July after his freshman year Henkes set off for New York to visit Greenwillow Books. The founder at the time, Susan Hirschman, signed Henkes on the spot and he immediately began work on what would be his first published book, "All Alone". Background Information Kevin Henkes was born in 1960 in Racine, Wisconsin

As a child he visited a local art museum, The Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts.

Visits to the museum and reading his favorite books are what inspired Kevin Henkes to become an author and an illustrator in the first place. Background Information Kevin Henkes became a well-known author in 1986 thanks to his popular children's book, A Weekend With Wendell
Interesting Information Kevin Henkes has won several awards for his work in children's books and novels.
In 1994, he won the Caldecott Honor Book for his children's book, "Owen".
In 2005, Kevin Henkes’s picture book, Kitten’s First Full Moon, was the winner of the Caldecott Medal too.




His novel, Olive’s Ocean, won a Newbery Honor in 2004 Other Books by Kevin Henkes As of 2005, Kevin Henkes published "Little White Rabbit", making his total number of picture books being 32.
Henkes is most famous for his thirteen books featuring the famous mouse characters such as Lilly, Owen, Julius, and many more! Constructed by: Sami Custer Author Study:
Kevin Henkes Besides children's books with the popular mice characters, Henkes has also published eleven novels, including Words of Stone, which is especially meaningful to Henkes because this book was his first to elicit letters from older children and adults I've always been a fan of Kevin Henkes' work because his children's books are unique, comical, yet provide essential life lessons for all young readers.

One of my favorite characters is Lilly from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse and Lilly's Big Day. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse happens to be my favorite; because its a good book to read at the beginning of the school year and teach students about respect between them and the teacher Closure
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