1983 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)

Space Case

Author and Illustrator: Edward Marshall

Original Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin Group USA Inc.)
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 5 & Up

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Steven Kellogg for Pinkerton, Behave!
  • Peter Koeppen, ill. for A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People
  • Edward Marshall for Space Case; Ellen Shire for The Bungling Ballerinas

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Mary Ann Hoberman; Betty Fraser, ill. for A House Is a House for Me

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:  Marshall began his career as a children’s book author and illustrator one summer night in 1971 when he was sketching outside in a hammock. His mother was inside watching Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Upon hearing the two main characters, George and Martha, fighting, Marshall began making the drawings for two of his most popular characters: George and Martha, the hippopotami.

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