Haley, Gail E.

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Dates:
Birth 1939-11-04

Biographical notes:

American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Medal winner, 1971 and Kerlan Award winner, 1989.

From the description of Papers, 1962-1986. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439458

American author and illustrator of children's books.

From the description of Noah's ark : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448927

From the description of The post office cat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448928

From the description of Go away, stay away! : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439460

From the description of The skip rope book : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439467

From the description of The wonderful, magical world of Marguerite : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448930

From the description of Jack and the fire dragon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439461

From the description of The green man : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62448926

From the description of My kingdom for a dragon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491086

From the description of Round stories about land animals : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491087

From the description of Jack Jouett's ride : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439463

From the description of Round stories about water animals : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439466

From the description of A story, a story : an African tale : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686831

From the description of Birdsong : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686829

From the description of One, two, buckle my shoe : a book of counting rhymes : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686830

From the description of The abominable swamp man : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686828

From the description of Jack and the bean tree : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403353

From the description of Altogether, one at a time : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403351

From the description of Round stories about our world : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403354

From the description of Illustrations for Childcraft encyclopedia, 1971 volume : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403352

From the description of Round stories about growing things : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403355

Gail Haley was born in Charlotte, NC in 1939, and both of her parents were artists or illustrators. She began her career as a children's book author and illustrator with the production of her first book, "My Kingdom for a Dragon" in 1962. She went on to author more than forty more books, including "A Story A Story" for which she won the famed Caldecott Book Award; and the "Post Office Cat" for which she won the Greenaway Book Award in Britain. She has retired to Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

From the description of Gail Haley Collection, 1842-2005, 1962-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 436713775

Gail Haley was born November 4, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended the Richmond Professional Institute from 1957 to 1959 and later the University of Virginia from 1960 to 1964. Haley published her first book for children, My Kingdom for a Dragon, in 1962, and throughout her career has written and illustrated a number of books for children, as well as retelling and illustrating adaptations of folktales and illustrating other authors' works. She has also written several adult, non-fiction books and has exhibited her graphics and illustrations.

Haley's work aims to "entertain and educate children about their world", and many of her books carry strong messages, such as respect for the environment in Noah's Ark . She is also noted for her adaptations of folktales and won the 1971 Caldecott Medal for A Story, A Story, a retelling of an Ashanti myth.

Haley's interest in Appalachian folklore is evident in her adaptations of two "Jack" tales, Jack and the Bean Tree and Jack and the Fire Dragon . Haley's illustrations are cited by critics for their diversity and her talent for letting the "nature" of the work itself dictate the illustrations, such as the art nouveau style of The Post Office Cat, which won the 1977 Kate Greenaway Medal, given by the British Library Association. Haley is also noted for her woodcuts and prints. In 1989, Gail Haley received the Kerlan Award for her contribution to children's literature.

Source: Something About the Author, v.138. Detroit: Gale Research, 2003.

From the guide to the Gail Haley Papers, 1962-1986, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Rope skipping--Juvenile literature
  • Jack tales
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Ashanti (African people)--Folklore
  • Animals--Juvenile literature
  • Counting-out rhymes
  • Animals
  • Cats--Fiction
  • Aquatic animals--Juvenile literature
  • Short stories
  • Birds--Fiction
  • Children's stories, American
  • Aquatic animals
  • Monsters--Juvenile fiction
  • Knights and knighthood--Fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Nature--Juvenile literature
  • Postal service--Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mother Goose
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Dragons--Fiction
  • Rope skipping
  • Giants--Folklore
  • Jump rope rhymes--Juvenile literature
  • Ecology--Fiction
  • Green Man (Tale)
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Marine animals
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Pollution--Fiction
  • Birds--Juvenile fiction
  • Folklore
  • Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction
  • Jump rope rhymes
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Wood-engraving--Printing
  • Nature
  • Ecology--Juvenile fiction
  • Knights and knighthood--Juvenile fiction
  • Monsters--Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Pollution--Juvenile fiction
  • Marine animals--Juvenile literature
  • Conduct of life--Fiction
  • Children's literature
  • Dragons--Juvenile fiction
  • Relief printing
  • Visual literacy

Occupations:

  • Illustrator

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)