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Ted Lewin (1935–2021)

Autor(a) de Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu

38+ Works 1,766 Membros 82 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Theodore Peter Lewin was an illustrator and writer of children's books. He was born in Buffalo, NY on May 6, 1935. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 1956 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, which he financed by working as a part-time professional wrestler. Early in his art career he made mostrar mais illustrations for adventure magazines. He was an avid traveler and used his adventures to inspire his work. He was the author and illustrator of over 200 books. He and his wife Betsy collaborated on Touch and Go, a collection of stories about his adventures while researching his books. Ted was an award-winning illustrator. In 1994 he was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Pepe the Lamplighter. Market!, published in 1996. It was also an ALA notable book. In 1998, he won the Society of Illustrators Stevan Dohanos Award. In 2006, He illustrated One Green Apple which was written by Eve Bunting and won the inaugural Arab American Award for books written for Children/Young Adults. In 2007, he won a silver medal in the Society of Illustrators Annual Show. In 2007, he was given the Hamilton King award for the best illustration in the Society of Illustrators Annual Show, done by a member of the Society of Illustrators. In 2015 he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. Ted Lewin died on July 28, 2021. He was 86. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Ted Lewin

Bird Watch (1777) — Ilustrador — 97 exemplares
Sacred River (1994) 92 exemplares
Sea Watch (1996) — Ilustrador — 88 exemplares
Ali, Child of the Desert (1997) — Ilustrador — 83 exemplares
Balarama: A Royal Elephant (2009) 78 exemplares
The Longest Night (2009) — Ilustrador — 78 exemplares
Market! (1996) 74 exemplares
Gorilla Walk (1999) 67 exemplares
The Storytellers (1998) 57 exemplares
Puffling Patrol (1669) 54 exemplares
At Gleason's Gym (2007) 46 exemplares
Elephant Quest (2000) 41 exemplares
Red Legs: A Drummer Boy of the Civil War (2001) — Written & Illustrated by — 37 exemplares
Look! (I Like to Read) (2013) 36 exemplares
Fair! (1997) 35 exemplares
What Am I? Where Am I? (2013) 33 exemplares
Animals Work (I Like to Read) (2014) 33 exemplares
Stable (2010) 33 exemplares
I See and See (I Like to Read) (2016) 32 exemplares
Top to Bottom Down Under (2005) 31 exemplares
Can You See Me? (I Like to Read) (2014) 30 exemplares
Nilo and the Tortoise (1999) 30 exemplares
Tiger Trek (1990) 29 exemplares
Amazon Boy (1993) 25 exemplares
When the Rivers Go Home (1992) 18 exemplares
Reindeer People, The (1994) 11 exemplares
World within a world--Baja (1978) 2 exemplares
World within a world--Pribilofs (1980) 2 exemplares
Not Enough Indians — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960) — Ilustrador, algumas edições18,268 exemplares
The Secret of the Indian (1989) — Ilustrador, algumas edições3,065 exemplares
National Velvet (1935) — Ilustrador, algumas edições2,403 exemplares
Zia (1976) — Ilustrador, algumas edições1,710 exemplares
Peppe the Lamplighter (1993) — Ilustrador — 1,275 exemplares
The Day of Ahmed's Secret (1995) — Ilustrador — 1,120 exemplares
Fog Magic (1943) — Artista da capa, algumas edições791 exemplares
One Green Apple (2006) — Ilustrador — 623 exemplares
The Always Prayer Shawl (1994) — Ilustrador — 288 exemplares
Meet Robert E. Lee (Step-Up Books) (1969) — Ilustrador — 277 exemplares
Bonnie Dundee (1983) — Artista da capa, algumas edições146 exemplares
Mother Teresa: Sister to the Poor (1986) — Ilustrador — 126 exemplares
I Wonder if I'll See a Whale (1991) — Ilustrador — 99 exemplares
Matthew's Meadow (1992) — Ilustrador — 73 exemplares
Pennies in a Jar (2007) — Ilustrador — 67 exemplares
Paperboy (1996) — Ilustrador — 62 exemplares
Just in Time for Christmas (1994) — Ilustrador — 62 exemplares
Babe Didrikson: Athlete of the Century (1985) — Ilustrador — 61 exemplares
Barney and the UFO (Republished as: The boy from the UFO) (1979) — Ilustrador — 46 exemplares
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Ilustrador — 40 exemplares
Matthew Wheelock's Wall (1992) — Ilustrador — 38 exemplares
Sunsets Of The West (Sweep, 12) (2002) — Ilustrador, algumas edições35 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1977 (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Ilustrador — 2 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1978 — Ilustrador — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Locais de residência
Buffalo, New York, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Pratt Institute
illustrator of children's books
Lewin, Betsy (spouse)



Previously I read Gorilla Walk by the same authors. This book, done in the same fashion with detailed text and exciting illustrations, is well worth reading.

The authors write of a very special expedition in the highlands of Angola, At the beginning of the year, the highlands begin to swell with rain and usually in May, the floodwaters reach the Moremi Reserve located in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. This is a unique time with wildlife travels along the delta, moving in the water. Now, hippos, buffalos, lions, leopards, wildebeests and giraffes, as well as approximately seventy thousands elephants can be found in this now dangerous area. Flying through a thunderstorm, the authors find a wild heard of impalas. They are met at the edge of the forest by a highly trained Bushman.

Traveling through water via a heavy vehicle, a camp is found. Lion cubs are found with their mother who protects them, the color of the growth, they are difficult to find. Unlike the lions, the Great Kudos with their long, spiral horns can now be seen, majestic in body, color and horns, they are a beauty to behold.

Giraffes are abundant as a baby nurses from her mother as she feasts high in the acacia pods. Finally the large herd of elephant, including two babies are see. The safari group remains downward of where the elephant are drinking, and the engine of the vehicle is always ready to react quickly should the elephants find them and charge.

This is a lovely book filled with a plethora of information about all the animals found on the trip of this couple who love to learn and shared their knowledge.
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Whisper1 | Jun 1, 2024 |
Ted and Betsy Levin tried numerous times to make a trek with a guide to travel high into the Impenetrable Forest in southern Uganda to visit the mountain gorilla . Because of political wars and civil unrest, it was not possible to allow a group into the forest, Now titled Bwindi National Park. The best estimate of the the total mountain gorillas in Bwindi is approximately 300.

The small group making the trek with highly skilled trackers, enters the area of the mountain gorilla knowing this group they hope to see are "habituated," which means they are made comfortable in the presence of humans. Though, habituation is not complete because the gorillas, which accustomed to Africans, they are not yet comfortable with white people in small groups. This process first became successful in Rwanda in 1978.

A group of six visitors are allowed in the area for only one hour. It is strongly believed that ecotourism is the only way to save the gorillas. And these trips with skilled trackers and necessary for the ongoing survival of the mountain gorilla population.

This arduous journey is fraught with slipping down the jungle, drinking your water too early, leaving you with none the remaining trip, and the need for extreme stamina to climb throughout the jungle. It is easy to slip down the muddied and slimy steep areas.

Trackers lead the way and hack and slice the way up the slope. It is exceedingly hot ad humid. But, every person in the group states it is an incredible experience, and to have a mountain gorilla look you in the eyes is a spiritual experience. The trackers are very careful when near the gorillas and they make the same sound as the goriillas --"ahumn."

All participants note it is a living-changing experience, to come so very close to these huge animals.
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Whisper1 | 5 outras críticas | May 28, 2024 |
Carle Museum horse exhibit

Ted and Betsy travel to Mongolia for the annual Naadam (NAH-dum), a Mongolian national summer festival featuring horse racing events (as well as archery and wrestling, but horses are the focus here). They travel with a guide and a driver, and experience the hospitality on the steppe as they visit and learn from the horse trainers. The illustrations are predominantly realistic watercolors, but there are small, cartoon-style illustrations as well (somewhat reminiscent of William Steig's style).

This text-heavy story is best for older readers, and a good chance to learn about a unique country and culture. Front matter includes a note from the author/illustrators and a map; back matter includes "Ger Facts," "Other Mongolia Facts," and a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide.
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JennyArch | 7 outras críticas | Jul 26, 2023 |
With Brooklyn’s Kensington Stables as a jumping off point, Lewin’s beautiful watercolors and simple text detail a past when horses were used for everything and more than 180,000 of them lived in New York City and Brooklyn. Author’s
NCSS | 1 outra crítica | Jul 23, 2021 |



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