Emilie Boon   [1959]

Graphic Artist

Emilie Boon is an illustrator and author of children’s books. She was born in the Netherlands and was educated at the Royal Academy of Art where she majored in graphic design from 1976 to 1981. The Academy is located in The Hague, the Netherlands. She completed her first book in 1983. Since then she has written and illustrated seven children’s books, and illustrated 15 additional children’s books most of them written by Harriet Ziefert. She also teaches children's book illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The books written by Boon are listed below. They are:

Peterkin Meets a Star, 1983, Peterkin’s Wet Walk, 1983, Belinda’s Balloon, 1985, It’s Spring, Peterkin, 1986, 1 2 3 How Many Animals Can You See?, 1987, Peterkin’s Very Own Garden, 1987, and Hannah’s Helpers,1993.

In addition Boon has illustrated the following books by Harriet Ziefert.

Daddy Can You Play With Me?, 1988, Mommy Where Are You?, 1988, Benjy Bear’s Halloween, 1996, Benjy Bear’s Christmas, 1996, Timothy’s Numbers, 1996, Timothy’s Shapes, 1996, Little Hippo’s New Baby, 1997, Little Hippo’s New House, 1997, Little Hippo’s New Friend, 1999, Little Hippo’s New School, 1999, No Kiss for Grandpa, 2001, Grandma, Where Are You?, 2005, and Grandpa, Will You Play With Me?, 2005.

Additional books illustrated and written by others are:

Ruth McCarthy, Katie and the Smallest Bear, 1985,

Joyce Dunbar, A Bun for Barney, 1987,

Orchard Books, The Orchard Children’s Treasury for Children of all Ages, 1997,

Orchard Books, The Orchard Baby and Toddler Collection, 1999,

Bo Grayson, How the Coyote Stole Fire, and

Regina Velasquez, How People Got Fire.

The last two books are Houghton Mifflin online books.

Boon’s books have been published in eight languages including English, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Japanese. She has published through a variety of publishers including Knopf, Random House, Zonderkidz, Candlewick Press, D.K. Publishers, Sterling Publishing, Orchard Books, Cartwheel Books and Puffin Books.

Boon is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Artists and Picture Book Artists.

Not much information is known about Boon’s personal life. She is married with two children and resides in Newton, Massachusetts.


Emilie Boon, Wikipedia and other web sites

Emilie Boon, http://www.emilieboon.com


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