Kevin Henkes has been lauded for his work as both a writer and an illustrator, and he was awarded the Children's Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to children's literature. Caldecott Awards for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble--all for Kitten's First Full Moon. Sun Flower Lion, A Parade of Elephants, Chrysanthemum, and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse are among his other works. Kevin Henkes shares a home with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
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