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Marc Simont

Marc Simont (November 23, 1915 – July 13, 2013) was a Paris-born American artist, political cartoonist, and illustrator of more than a hundred children's books. Inspired by his father, Spanish painter Joseph Simont, he began drawing at an early age. Simont settled in New York City in 1935 after encouragement from his father, attended the New York National School of Design, and served three years in the military.

Simont's first illustrated children's book was published in 1939. He won the 1957 Caldecott Medal for U.S. children's book illustration, recognizing A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry, and he was a runner-up both in 1950 (The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss) and in 2002! (The Stray Dog: From a True Story by Reiko Sassa retold by Simont).

He also illustrated The 13 Clocks, recruited by the writer James Thurber (1950); In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord (1984); Top Secret by John Reynolds Gardiner (1995); My Brother, Ant by Betsy Byars (1996); and The Beautiful Planet: Ours to Lose, which he also wrote (2010).

Simont and writer Marjorie Sharmat created the boy detective Nate the Great in 1972 and he illustrated the first twenty cases, through 1998. The series has continued with illustrations "in the style of Marc Simont".

One library catalog record for Nate the Great and the hungry book club (Delacorte, 2009) credits "by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont", although the closing explanation is not on the front cover.

As cartoonist for the Lakeview Journal (Connecticut) he won the 2007 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism from Hunter College.

He died at his home in in West Cornwall, Connecticut on 13 July 2013 at the age of 97. He is survived by his wife Sara "Bee" Dalton.

 

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Happy Day
by Ruth Krauss
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-1st grade
$4.50 (1 in stock)
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
by Faith McNulty
from HarperCollins
Non-fiction for 2nd-4th grade
$6.99 $4.50 (1 in stock)
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord
from HarperCollins
Immigration for 2nd-6th grade
$5.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Many Moons
by James Thurber
2nd edition from Harcourt
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-3rd grade
$8.00
Nate the Great
Nate the Great #1
by Marjorie Sharmat
from Yearling
Mystery for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99
Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang
Nate the Great #20
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag
Nate the Great #10
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
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Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas
Nate the Great #18
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Craig Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize
Nate the Great #8
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99
Nate the Great and the Lost List
Nate the Great #3
by Marjorie Sharmat
from Yearling
Mystery for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Missing Key
Nate the Great #6
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine
Nate the Great #16
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Musical Note
Nate the Great #13
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Phony Clue
Nate the Great #4
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
Nate the Great and the Pillowcase
Nate the Great #15
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Rosalind Weinman
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99
Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail
Nate the Great #7
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case
Nate the Great #5
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise
Nate the Great #17
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Craig Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99
Nate the Great Goes Undercover
Nate the Great #2
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$5.99 $3.00 (2 in stock)
Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden
Nate the Great #19
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Reprint from Yearling
for 1st-3rd grade
$4.99
Playing Right Field
by Willy Welch
1st edition from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Thirteen Clocks
by James Thurber
from New York Review of Books
for 4th-6th grade
$14.95
Tree is Nice
by Janice Udry & Marc Simont
from HarperCollins
Non-fiction for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1957 Caldecott Medal winner
$6.99
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