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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Illustrator
    Floyd Cooper
    Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and the illustrator of Ruth and the Green Book. Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.
    Awards
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Bluestem Award
    Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
    Independent Publisher Book Award
    Jane Addams Children's Book Award
    Jefferson Cup Award
    Sequoyah Book Award
    Skipping Stones Book Award
    SSLI Book Award
    Texas Bluebonnet Award
    Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    5 questions for Floyd Cooper
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    George the Stegosaurus
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "'That’s OK.' Eddie Lee told Christie with his hand over his heart. 'It’s what’s here that counts.'" From the book Be Good to Eddie Lee
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Joyce Carol Thomas, Jerry Pinkney, and Paul O. Zelinsky
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love story.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Work each and every day on your craft.