Author/Artist/Educator Robert Quackenbush is the author and illustrator of over 200 books for young readers including his Miss Mallard Mysteries, which have been made into animated films in five languages for children's television programing showing in 70 countries world wide. His art is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian, the US Interior Department, the Museum of American Illustration, and in many private collections including the Norton Simon Collection. He has traveled around the world on author tours to schools and libraries instilling the love of books and reading into the children of today. His trips have taken him across the US, including Alaska, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. In addition, he gives workshops at his Manhattan studio for children and adults in art and writing and illustrating books for young readers.
The Return of Pete Pack Rat
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Robert Quackenbush's popular Pete Pack Rat and Sheriff Sally Gopher series, this volume has been published with three of the Pete and Sally adventures that take place in Pebble Junction, a town in the Old West inhabited solely by animals of the desert. For this special collection, each of the three books in one volume have been re-illustrated in full color. This deluxe hard cover edition is comprised of three of Pete and Sally's best-know adventures: "Pete Pack Rat (the first book in the series)", "Sheriff Sally Gopher and the Haunted Dance Hall," and "Pete Pack Rat and the Gila Monster Gang." "The Return of Pete Pack Rat" will be treasured by children, parents, librarians, teachers, and book collectors. It can be ordered through major book stores and book dealers and online at www.rquackenbush.com. About "Pete Pack Rat" Publisher's Weekly said, ".....in the tradition of 'High Noon.'"
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Awards and Recognition
- Gold Metal from the Holland Society of New York for distinction in art and literature by a member of the Society.
- Gradiva Award received for "Batbaby," in the best juvenile book of the year category.
- Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for "Detective Mole and the Halloween Mystery" in best book of the year juvenile book category.
- Four time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for books that promote American history to children.
- Color woodcut "Race" in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum is exhibed at the opening of the museum at the new location and online at the museum's website.
- Gradiva Award received for "Henry's Awful Mistake" (digitel version), in the best juvenile book of the year category.