Richard "Dick" Cuffari

Richard Cuffari (March 2, 1925 – 1978) was an award-winning American artist. He is known for his illustrations for children's books and science fiction books. Specializing in historical and nonfiction topics, Cuffari illustrated over 200 books.  

Cuffari was born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. He attended James Madison High School, winning awards there for his artwork. During World War II, Cuffari served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1949. He embarked on a freelance career as an illustrator in 1966. 

Selected Bibliography:

  • The Wind in the Willows (Grosset & Dunlap, 1966), by Kenneth Grahame
  • Nothing is Impossible: The Story of Beatrix Potter (Atheneum, 1969), by Dorothy Aldis
  • Old Ben (1970), by Jesse Stuart — selected for the 1970 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
  • The Far Side of Evil (1971), by Sylvia Engdahl
  • Eight Stories: The Year of the Three-Legged Deer (Houghton Mifflin, 1972), by Eth Clifford 
  • This Star Shall Abide (1972), by Sylvia Engdahl
  • Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains (1973), by Sylvia Engdahl
  • The Capricorn Bracelet (1973), by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • A Wind in the Door (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973), by Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Perilous Gard (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1974), by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Planet-Girded Suns: Man's View of Other Solar Systems (1974), by Sylvia Engdahl
  • Ring Out! A Book of Bells (1974), by Jane Yolen
  • The Mightiest of Mortals: Hercules (Viking Press, 1975), by Doris Gates
  • Universe Ahead: Stories of the Future (1975) — anthology of stories selected and introduced by Sylvia Engdahl and Rick Roberson
  • Dragons in the Waters (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976), by Madeleine L'Engle
  • The Cartoonist (Viking Books for Young Readers, 1978), by Betsy Byars
  • Family Secrets: Five Very Important Stories (1979), by Susan Shreve
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Angry Waters
by Walt Morey
from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Capricorn Bracelet
by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
for 6th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Cartoonist
by Betsy Cromer Byars, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Viking Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Fishermen
by Daniel Jacobson, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Franklin Watts
for 4th-8th grade
in Native Americans (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Golden Coyote
by Eileen Thompson, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Simon and Schuster
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Grand Papa and Ellen Aroon
by F. N. Monjo, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
1st edition from Holt, Rinehart and Winston
for 3rd-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Magnify and Find Out Why
by Julius Schwartz, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Science Experiments & Activities (Location: SCI-EXP)
Ride the Crooked Wind
by Dale Fife, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
from Coward McCann
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Toliver's Secret
by Esther Brady
from Yearling
Historical Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$7.99
Wind in the Door
by Madeleine L'Engle, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
1st Edition from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
for 3rd-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Humorous Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Illustrated Junior Library (Location: VIN-IJL)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Wind in the Willows
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
Animal Fantasy for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
Winged Colt of Casa Mia
by Betsy Byars, illustrated by Richard Cuffari
1st edition from Viking Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Wonder Book
by Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by Dick Cuffari
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-5th grade
Wonder Book / Nonsense Books
by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edward Lear
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-5th grade
in Companion Library (Location: VIN-FIC)