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Lynd Ward

AKA Lynd Kendall Ward

Born: 26-Jun-1905
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 28-Jun-1985
Location of death: Reston, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Engraver

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gods' Man

Best known for his first novel, Gods' Man (1925), a story told entirely in woodcuts.

Father: (minister)
Wife: May McNeer
Daughter: Nanda Ward

    University: BFA, Teachers College, Columbia University (1926)
    University: National Academy for Graphic Arts, Leipzig, Germany (1926-27)

    Newbery Medal 1944, for Johnny Tremain (illustrations; text by Esther Forbes)
    Caldecott Medal 1953, for The Biggest Bear (text and illustrations)

Author of books:
Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (1925)
Little Blacknose (1929, juvenile, text by Hildegarde Swift)
The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1930, juvenile, text by Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth)
Spice and the Devil's Cave (1930, juvenile, text by Agnes Hewes)
Waif Maid (1930, juvenile, with May McNeer)
Bright Island (1937, juvenile, text by Mabel L. Robinson)
Beowulf (1939)
Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz (1939, children, with Mabel L. Robinson)
The Little Red Lighthouse (1942, juvenile)
Fog Magic (1943, juvenile, with Julia Sauer)
Johnny Tremain (1943, juvenile, text by Esther Forbes)
America's Ethan Allen (1950, juvenile, with Stewart Holbrook)
The Biggest Bear (1952, juvenile)
Hi Tom (1962, juvenile, text by Nanda Ward)
Nic of the Woods (1965, juvenile)
The Rivers Ran East
The Silver Pony (1973, juvenile)
Wordless Novel (2001, posthumous)

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