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Nonny Hogrogian

Biography

Nonny Hogrogian

Nonny Hogrogian was born into an Armenian family in The Bronx, New York. Her parents were both artisticaly talented, and she learned at a very early age that she wanted to be an artist. She attended Hunter College with an art major, and also took life drawing at The Art Students League and woodcutting with Antonio Frasconi at The New School.
 
Nonny won The Caldecott Medal for her first picture book, ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE in 1966. In 1972 she received a second Caldecott medal for ONE FINE DAY which was an Armenian tale that she retold. THE CONTEST, another Armenian tale she retold, was a Caldecott Honor Book.
 
She married the poet and novelist, David Kherdian (a Newbery Honor Winner) in 1971, and together they founded Two Rivers Press, where they published handbound limited editions hand-printed by letterpress, often with their own marbled endpapers. In recent years they founded two journals, one literary, the other spiritual. Nonny has returned to writing and illustrating books for children. Her latest COOL CAT received outstanding reviews from Virginia Kirkus, Horn Book, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

Nonny Hogrogian

Books by Nonny Hogrogian

by David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian - Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Nature

The moon is full and bright in the sky. So full, and so bright, that Bear can’t sleep! So he steals the moon from the sky and hides it away. But the other animals miss the beautiful, glowing moon…and they set out to get it back in this tender story with luminous watercolor illustrations from a two-time Caldecott Medalist.