Marc Simont

About

Marc Simont was born in 1915 in Paris. His parents were from the Catalonia region of Spain, and his childhood was spent in France, Spain, and the United States. Encouraged by his father, Joseph Simont, an artist and staff illustrator for the magazine L'Illustration, Marc Simont drew from a young age. Though he later attended art school in Paris and New York, he considers his father to have been his greatest teacher.

When he was nineteen, Mr. Simont settled in America permanently, determined to support himself as an artist. His first illustrations for a children's book appeared in 1939. Since then, Mr. Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books, working with authors as diverse as Margaret Wise Brown and James Thurber. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree is Nice, by Janice May Udry.

Internationally acclaimed for its grace, humor, and beauty, Marc Simont's art is in collections as far afield at the Kijo Picture Book Museum in Japan, but the honor he holds most dear is having been chosen as the 1997 Illustrator of the Year in his native Catalonia. Mr. Simont and his wife have one grown son, two dogs and a cat. They live in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Marc Simont's most recent book is The Stray Dog.

Titles

Top Secret

John Reynolds Gardiner and Marc Simont

$7.99

Ant Plays Bear (CD)

Betsy Cromer Byars and Marc Simont

$12.95

Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise

Craig Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, et al.

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Missing Key

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great and the Phony Clue

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

Nate the Great Goes Undercover

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$5.99
$5.51

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Bao Lord and Marc Simont

$6.99
$6.43

A Tree Is Nice

Janice May Udry and Marc Simont

$7.99
$7.35

The Happy Day

Ruth Krauss and Marc Simont

$7.99
$7.35

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World

Faith McNulty and Marc Simont

$7.99
$7.35

The Stray Dog

Marc Simont

$8.99
$8.27

Nate the Great

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$13.95
$12.83

Yo, El Gran Fercho

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

$12.99

My Brother, Ant

Betsy Cromer Byars and Marc Simont

$4.99

The 13 Clocks: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

James Thurber and Marc Simont

$16.00
$14.72

The Backward Day

Ruth Krauss and Marc Simont

$14.95