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Dick Gackenbach was born 9 February 1927, in Allentown, PA, the son of William and Gertrude (Reichenbach) Gackenbach. He attended Jameson Franklin School of Art, NY, and Abbott School of Art, Washington, DC. He worked for J. C. Penney Company (New York City, 1950-1972) as a paste-up artist and later, creative director. He went out on his own as a free-lance author and illustrator beginning in 1972-2001. He has also served as a consultant on art education for children with learning disabilities (1988-2001). Mr. Gackenbach died in 2001.
The collection includes manuscripts, dummies, sketches, and original artwork for 21 books and one audio cassette.
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Children's literature, American—20th century.
[Item description, #:#], Dick Gackenbach Papers Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.
The collection was donated in 1992 by Mr. Gackenbach.
About the Author:
Wilson. Fifth Book of Junior Author and Illustrators, 1983. pp. 118-19
Marquardt, Dorothy A. and Martha E. Ward. Authors of Books for Young People, Supplement to the 2nd edition, Scarecrow, 1979.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 1985; February 1987; April 1988.
Juvenile Literary Guild (brochure), April-September 1988.
New York Times Book Review, May 1 1977, pp. 29, 43; December 9 1979; February 22 1981, p. 31.
Publishers Weekly, October 28 1974, p. 48.
School Library Journal, November 1977, pp. 46-47; August 1988, p. 80.
Times Literary Supplement, March 30 1984, p. 339.
Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 1999.
WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR: FOR CHILDREN; SELF-ILLUSTRATED
(CLC call number will follow title if held in the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, listed alphabetically by title.)
A Bag Full of Pups, Clarion Books, 1981.
Alice's Special Room, Houghton, 1991.
Annie and the Mud Monster, Lothrop, 1982.
(Adapter)Arabella and Mr. Crac:An Old English Tale, Macmillan, 1982.
Beauty, Brave and Beautiful, Houghton, 1990.
Binky Gets a Car, Clarion Books, 1982.
Claude and Pepper, Seabury,1976.
Claude Has a Picnic, Clarion, in press.
Claude the Dog: A Christmas Story, Seabury, 1974.
Crackle Gluck and the Sleeping Toad, Seabury, 1979.
Do You Love Me?, Seabury, 1975. C561
The Dog and the Deep Dark Woods, Harper, 1984.
Dog for a Day, Clarion, 1987.
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit, Seabury, 1977.
Harvey the Foolish Pig, Ticknor & Fields, 1988.
Hattie Be Quiet, Hattie Be Good, Harper, 1977. B101
Hattie Rabbit, Harper, 1976. B151
Hattie Rabbit, HarperCollins Children's Books, 1990.
Hattie, Tom and the Chicken Witch: A Play and a Story, Harper, 1980.
Hound and Bear, Seabury, 1976.
Hurray for Hattie Rabbit!, Harper, 1986. B13
Ida Fanfanny, Harper, 1978. C267
King Wacky, Crown, 1984. Not CLC B3929
The Leatherman, Seabury, 1977. C410
Little Bug, Clarion Books, 1981.
Mag the Magnificent, Clarion Books, 1985.
McGoogan Moves the Mighty Rock, Harper, 1981.
Mighty Tree, Harcourt, 1992.
More From Hound and Bear, Clarion Books, 1979.
Mother Rabbit's Son Tom, Harper, 1977. B88
Mr. Wink and His Shadow Ned, Harper, 1983.
Pepper and All the Legs, Seabury, 1978. B92
(Reteller) The Perfect Mouse, Macmillan, 1984.
The Pig Who Saw Everything, Seabury, 1978.
Poppy the Panda, Clarion Books, 1984.
(Adapter) The Princess and the Pea, Macmillan, 1983. C299
Supposes, Harcourt, 1989.
(Adapter)Timid Timothy's Tongue Twisters, Holiday House, 1986.
What's Claude Doing?, Clarion Books, 1984.
With Love from Gran, Houghton, 1989. C102
Barbara Isenberg and Susan Wolf, The Adventures of Albert, the Running Bear, Clarion Books, 1982.
Steven Kroll, Amanda the Giggling Ghost, Holiday House, 1980.
Gertrude Norman, The First Book of Music, F. Watts, 1954.
Steven Kroll, Friday the Thirteenth, Holiday House, 1981.
Crescent Dragonwagon, I Hate My Brother Barry, Harper, 1983.
Steven Kroll, Is Milton Missing?, Holiday House, 1975.
Janice Lee Smith, It's Not Easy Being George: Stories about Adam Joshua (and His Dog), HarperCollins Children's Books, 1989.
Mary Calhoun, Jack and the Whoopee Wind, Morrow, 1987. C298
Janice Lee Smith, The Kid Next Door and Other Headaches: Stories about Adam Joshua, Harper, 1984.
Janice Lee Smith, The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories about Adam Joshua, Harper, 1981.
David A. Adler, My Dog and the Birthday Mystery, Holiday House, 1987.
David A. Alder, My Dog and the Green Sock Mystery, Holiday House, 1986. B174
Marjorie N. Allen, One, Two, Three—Ah-Choo!, Coward, 1980.
Jim Murphy, Rat's Christmas Party, Prentice-Hall, 1979.
Trinka Enell, Roll Over, Rosie, Clarion, 1991.
Janice Lee Smith, The Show-And-Tell War: And Other Stories about Adam Joshua, HarperCollins Children's Books, 1990.
Janice Lee Smith, There's A Ghost in the Coat Room, HarperCollins Children's Books, 1991.
Media Adaptations: The audio version of Timid Timothy's Tongue Twisters (four cassettes and a guide) was issued by Live Oak Media in 1989.
Janice Lee Smith, The Turkey's Side of It: Adam Joshua's Thanksgiving, HarperCollins Children's Books, 1990.
Miriam Anne Bourne, What Is Papa Up To Now?, Coward, 1977.
Sally Cartwright, What's in a Map?, Coward, 1977.
Kathleen Harris, The Wonderful Hay Tumble, Morrow, 1988.