Kent, Jack, 1920-1985

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Jack Kent wrote and illustrated about 40 children's books during his career and illustrated nearly 20 by other authors. He began his career as a free-lance commercial artist, created a comic strip "King Aroo" which was syndicated from 1950 to 1965. He began writing and illustrating children's books in 1968 and continued to produce children's books until his death in 1985.

From the description of Mrs. Mooley : production material, 1973. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518323

From the description of The biggest shadow in the zoo : production material, 1981. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518305

From the description of Silly goose : production material, 1983. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518328

From the description of Jack Kent's Nursery Tales : production material, 1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518318

From the description of The Christmas piñata : production material, 1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518308

From the description of Jim Jimmy James : production material, 1984. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682592

From the description of Q is for duck : an alphabet guessing game : production material, 1980. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682600

From the description of Fly away home : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375035

From the description of Jack Kent's happy ever after book : production material, 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496869

From the description of --If you grew up with George Washington : production material, 1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496867

From the description of Pinocchio : production material, 1952. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518325

From the description of All about bones : production material, 1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518304

From the description of More Spaghetti, I Say : production material, 1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518320

From the description of Seven At One Blow : production material, 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518327

From the description of The Twiddle twins' haunted house : production material, 1985. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439280

From the description of The egg book : production material, 1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439259

From the description of The Fat cat, a Danish folktale : production material, 1971. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439262

From the description of Alice in Wonderland : production material, 1985. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439255

From the description of Joey runs away : production material, 1985. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439275

From the description of Little Peep : production material, 1981. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496874

From the description of Laura's story : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496872

From the description of The Bremen-town musicians : production material, 1974. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518307

From the description of Papers, 1953-1985. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518332

From the description of Dooly and the snortsnoot : production material, 1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518310

From the description of Jack Kent's Cindy Lou and the witch's dog : production material, 1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518313

From the description of Mr. Elephant's Birthday Party : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518321

From the description of The emperor's new clothes : production material, 1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439261

From the description of More fables of Aesop : production material, 1974. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439277

From the description of I was walking down the road : production material, 1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439265

From the description of More Spaghetti, I Say : production material, 1984. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496875

From the description of Clotilda : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518309

From the description of Floyd, the tiniest elephant : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518311

From the description of Jack Kent's hokus pokus bedtime book : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518317

From the description of The scribble monster : production material, 1981. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518326

From the description of No one noticed Ralph : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518324

From the description of Hoddy doddy : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62518312

From the description of Joey : production material, 1981. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682595

From the description of The girl who wouldn't get married : production material, 1983. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682586

From the description of There's no such thing as a dragon : production material, 1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682604

From the description of The once-upon-a-time dragon : production material, 1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682599

From the description of Round Robin : production material, 1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682601

From the description of Socks for supper : production material, 1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682603

From the description of Just only John : production material, 1968. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682596

From the description of Crime doesn't pay : law & order jokes : production material, 1984. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682587

From the description of Janie and the giant : production material, 1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682591

From the description of Knee-high Nina : production material, 1980. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682597

From the description of Jack Kent's Fables of Aesop : production material, 1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682589

From the description of The Blah : production material, 1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682584

From the description of The caterpillar and the polliwog : production material, 1982. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62682585

From the description of King Aroo : production material, 1953. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375046

From the description of Mr. Meebles : production material, 1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375047

From the description of Big Bear, spare that tree : production material, 1980. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375033

From the description of Jack Kent's Merry Mother Goose : production material, 1977. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375045

From the description of The grown-up day : production material, 1969. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375037

From the description of Ralph rides away : production material, 1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375049

From the description of Easy as pie : a guessing game of sayings : production material, 1985. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375034

From the description of The simple prince : production material, 1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375052

From the description of Piggy Bank Gonzales : production material, 1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62375048

From the description of Why can't I fly? : production material, 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62496878

Jack Kent (1920-1985) was an American cartoonist and illustrator. He was the creator of the newspaper comic strip King Aroo .

Originally from Burlington, Iowa, Jack Kent began placing magazine gag cartoons while still in his teens. After military service with the U.S. Army during World War II, Kent continued as a freelance illustrator, and in 1950 launched the comic strip King Aroo . Initially distributed by the McClure Syndicate, then McClure-Bell when those syndicates merged, King Aroo ultimately survived due to the direct interest of Stanleigh Arnold, features editor at the San Francisco Chronicle . Arnold was a big fan of the quirky, slightly surreal comedy of Kent's strip and established his Golden Gate Syndicate to keep the sovereign King of Myopia on his throne when McClure-Bell lost interest. King Aroo ultimately ceased in 1965. Kent continued as a commercial artist and children's books illustrator for the remainder of his career, working on dozens of books including the award winners Just Only John and Mr. Meebles . A reprint edition of King Aroo strips was issued in 1952.

From the guide to the Jack Kent Cartoons, 1959, 1963-1964, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Pinocchio : production material, 1952. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's happy ever after book : production material, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. More Spaghetti, I Say : production material, 1977. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The Fat cat, a Danish folktale : production material, 1971. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's Fables of Aesop : production material, 1972. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The simple prince : production material, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Little Peep : production material, 1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Hoddy doddy : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The Christmas piñata : production material, 1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's hokus pokus bedtime book : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. More Spaghetti, I Say : production material, 1984. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Socks for supper : production material, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The Blah : production material, 1970. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Alice in Wonderland : production material, 1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Floyd, the tiniest elephant : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. I was walking down the road : production material, 1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Q is for duck : an alphabet guessing game : production material, 1980. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. --If you grew up with George Washington : production material, 1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The Twiddle twins' haunted house : production material, 1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The scribble monster : production material, 1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. All about bones : production material, 1977. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Why can't I fly? : production material, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Clotilda : production material, 1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Mr. Elephant's Birthday Party : production material, 1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Piggy Bank Gonzales : production material, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. Laura's story : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Mrs. Mooley : production material, 1973. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The biggest shadow in the zoo : production material, 1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Laura's story : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The egg book : production material, 1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's Merry Mother Goose : production material, 1977. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. No one noticed Ralph : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Joey runs away : production material, 1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jack Kent Cartoons, 1959, 1963-1964 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Just only John : production material, 1968. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Dooly and the snortsnoot : production material, 1972. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The once-upon-a-time dragon : production material, 1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The emperor's new clothes : production material, 1977. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Fly away home : production material, 1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Big Bear, spare that tree : production material, 1980. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Papers, 1953-1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Joey : production material, 1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's Cindy Lou and the witch's dog : production material, 1978. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Silly goose : production material, 1983. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jack Kent's Nursery Tales : production material, 1970. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Mr. Meebles : production material, 1970. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Crime doesn't pay : law & order jokes : production material, 1984. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Easy as pie : a guessing game of sayings : production material, 1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Biography -- Kent, Jack. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Round Robin : production material, 1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The caterpillar and the polliwog : production material, 1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The Bremen-town musicians : production material, 1974. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The grown-up day : production material, 1969. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. There's no such thing as a dragon : production material, 1975. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Seven At One Blow : production material, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. The girl who wouldn't get married : production material, 1983. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Knee-high Nina : production material, 1980. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Jack Kent 1920- biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Ralph rides away : production material, 1979. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. King Aroo : production material, 1953. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. More fables of Aesop : production material, 1974. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Janie and the giant : production material, 1977. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kent, Jack, 1920-1985. Jim Jimmy James : production material, 1984. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Elting, Mary, 1909- person
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associatedWith Folsom, Michael. person
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associatedWith Gross, Ruth Belov. person
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Ladybugs--Juvenile fiction
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Kangaroos--Fiction
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Brothers--Fiction
Friendship--Fiction
Wishes--Fiction
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Giants--Juvenile fiction
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Bodybuilding--Fiction
Runaways--Fiction
Ghosts--Fiction
Bones
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Piggy banks--Juvenile fiction
Dogs--Fiction
Mice--Juvenile fiction
Children's literature, American
Foxes--Juvenile fiction
Bones--Juvenile literature
Mirrors--Fiction
Giants--Fiction
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Twins--Juvenile fiction
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Spaghetti--Juvenile fiction
Cows--Fiction
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Birthdays--Fiction
Animals
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Animals--Fiction
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Adulthood
Robins--Juvenile fiction
Play--Juvenile fiction
Monkeys--Fiction
Moving, Household--Fiction
Sadness--Fiction
Caterpillars--Fiction
Mice--Fiction
American wit and humor, Pictorial
Caterpillars--Juvenile fiction
Parrots--Fiction
Domestic animals--Fiction
Blue jay--Juvenile fiction
Monsters--Fiction
Ghosts--Juvenile fiction
Puss in boots (Tale)--Adaptations
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Magic--Juvenile fiction
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Self-acceptance--Juvenile fiction
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Puppets--Fiction
Kangaroos--Juvenile fiction
Alphabet--Juvenile fiction
Adulthood--Juvenile literature
Law--Juvenile humor
Shadows--Juvenile fiction
Imaginary companions--Juvenile fiction
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Brothers--Juvenile fiction
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Play--Fiction
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Princes--Fiction
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Birth 1920-03-10

Death 1985-10-18

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