Ruth Heller

Ruth Heller
Ruth Heller is known for her educational yet vibrant and fun children's books, which are also self-illustrated. Heller was born to a wealthy family in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1923. The family removed to San Francisco after a stock market crash left them poor. Heller paid for her tuition at University of California, Bekeley, by doing secretarial work. Always interested in art, and now possessed of a degree in the fine arts, Heller hoped to achieve her desire to work in the art world. She married Henry Heller in the 1950s, raised two sons at home, and served as a volunteer librarian. It was after her graduate studies at California College of Arts and Crafts that Heller was able to fulfill her artistic bent, by creating giftwrap and cocktail napkins for Cost Plus. Shortly afterwards, she was widowed, which drove her to work harder on her art projects. Under the influence of stories she read with her children, Heller was inspired to write a book called Chickens Aren't the Only Ones which, when finally published, was so popular that Heller found herself with a brilliant writing career. Following this first publication in 1981 came Animals Born Alive and Well along with the How to Hide nature series and a sequence on the parts of speech. Heller's science- and language-focused works are made delightful by their illustrations and rhyming text reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. Heller passed away in 2004 of cancer.
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Behind the Mask
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Cache of Jewels
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo & Ruth Heller
from HarperCollins
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Explore Language Series
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Kites Sail High
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Korean Cinderella
by Shirley Climo & Ruth Heller
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-5th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.94
Many Luscious Lollipops
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Merry-Go-Round
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Mine, All Mine
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99
Reason for a Flower
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
Science non-fiction, illustrated for 1st-3rd grade
in Botany (Location: SCI-BOT)
$8.99
Ruth Heller's Designs for Coloring: Ancient Egypt
by Ruth Heller
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-6th grade
in Ancient Egypt (Location: HISW-ANEG)
$4.00 (3 in stock)
Up, Up and Away
by Ruth Heller
from PaperStar Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Grammar Picture Books (Location: GRA-PICTURE)
$8.99