Nebraska Authors

Arnold Dobrin

Born 1928 Omaha, NE (USA)

Writer and Illustrator of Children's Books

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Paris, France
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Westport, CT

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Juvenile fiction and nonfiction


Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France
New York University, New York, NY


Free-lance Art Director and Designer
Writer and Illustrator of books for children

Places Worked

Staff Designer for MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Studios


Little Monk and the Tiger. 1965.
Taro and the Sea Turtles: A Tale of Japan. 1966.
Carmello's Cat: The Story of a Roman Christmas. 1967.
Aaron Copland: His Life and Times. 1967.
The Snow Fox. 1968.
Italy: Modern Renaissance. 1968.
Marshes and Marsh Life. 1969.
Gerbils. 1970.
Igor Stravinsky: His Life and Times. 1970.
Ireland: The Edge of Europe. 1970.
SCAT! 1970.
The New Life: The Mexican Americans Today. 1971.
To Katmandu. 1971.
Voices of Joy, Voices of Freedom. 1972.
Josephine's 'Magination: A Tale of Haiti. 1973.
Vincent Van Gogh. 1973.
Jillions of Gerbils. 1973.
Going to Moscow. 1974.
Jobs in Recreation. 1974.
A Life in Israel: The Story of Golda Meir. 1974.
I Am a Stranger on the Earth: The Story of Vincent Van Gogh. 1975.
Irish : The Story of a Girl and Her Horse. 1976.
Gilly Gilhooley. 1976.
Peter Rabbit's Natural Foods Cookbook. 1977.
Make a Witch, Make a Gobin: A Book of Halloween Crafts. . 1977.

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Arnold Dobrin

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