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The Biggest Boy

The Biggest Boy( )
Author: Henkes, Kevin
Illustrator: Tafuri, Nancy
ISBN:978-0-688-15841-5
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Greenwillow Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

Billy is a big boy who can do all sorts of things by himself. And when his parents tell him he is growing bigger every day, he starts to imagine what it would be like to be the biggest boy in the world.

Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Concepts / Size & Shape
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.25 x 11 x 0.15 Inches
Book Weight:0.415 Pounds
Author Biography
Henkes, Kevin (Author)
Kevin Henkes was born in Racine, Wis. in 1960 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. One of four children in his family, Henkes grew up with aspirations of being an artist. As a junior in high school, one of Henkes's teachers awakened his interest in writing. Falling in love with both writing and drawing, Henkes realized that he could do both at the same time as a children's book author and illustrator.

At the age of 19, Henkes went to New York City to get his first book, All Alone, published. Since that time, he has written and illustrated dozens of picture books including Chrysanthemum, Protecting Marie, and A Weekend with Wendell. A recurring character in several of Henkes's books is Lily, an outrageous, yet delightful, individualist. Lily finds herself the center of attention in the books Chester's Way, Julius, the Baby of the World, and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse.

A Weekend With Wendell was named Children's Choice Book by the Children's Book Council in 1986. He recieved the Elizabeth Burr Award for Words of Stone in 1993. Owen was named a Caldicott Honor in 1994. The Year of Billy Miller was named a Newbery Honor book in 2014.

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