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Cynthia Rylant

Biography

Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of numerous distinguished novels and picture books for young readers. In addition to her beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby, as well as her Cobble Street Cousins early-chapter series, she is also the author of the Newbery Medal-winning MISSING MAY, the Newbery Honor Book A FINE WHITE DUST, and two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books.

Cynthia Rylant

Books by Cynthia Rylant

by Cynthia Rylant - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

For nine-year-old Flora, Rosetown, Indiana, is full of surprises, many of the best of which happen at the Wing and a Chair Used Book Shop, where she loves to read vintage children’s books after school. But lately, those surprises haven’t been so good: her parents decided to take a breather from marriage, and Flora has to move back and forth between their two houses. Plus, she’s just begun fourth grade, and it is so much different than third. Luckily Flora has two wonderful friends --- one old and one new.

Written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Meg Park. - Children's 5-8, Fantasy, Magic

Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest places.

Written by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Christian Robinson. - Children's, Children's 3-7, Fiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Snowflakes? Many snowflakes. Winter is coming. So begins this ever-so-simple story. As the snow starts to fall, the excited penguins pull out scarves, mittens, heavy socks, and boots, and Mama helps them bundle up. But when it’s time to go out, one timid penguin decides to stay home. Filled with waddling baby penguins, playful text, and delightful illustrations, this book feels like a young picture-book classic in the making.

Written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Arthur Howard - Animals , Children's 6-9, Picture

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there’s nothing to do inside, even a cozy winter day can be a little slow. Not for long! When Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage, the four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever. Maybe winter is not so slow after all!

Written by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Arthur Howard - Environment, Fiction, Nature

There has been no rain for months, and all of the animals in Gooseberry Park are in danger. Can the gang of dear friends come up with a brilliant solution in time to save the day? Absolutely!

Written by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Arthur Howard. - Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Pets, Picture, Youth Fiction

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love reading their favorite books over and over. So when Mr. Putter sees a sign at the library that says “Read Aloud with Your Pet at Story Time,” he signs up! But then Mr. Putter's friend and neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, wants to join. If Mrs. Teaberry brings her good dog, Zeke, to the library, who knows what will happen? With Zeke up to his usual tricks, story time might get too exciting!

by Cynthia Rylant - Children's, Loss, Pets

In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet.