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William Pene du Bois

William Pene du Bois, author, illustrator. Recipient Festival award New York Herald Tribune, 1947, 56, Newberry medal, 1948, New York Time award for illustration, 1971. Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.


  • Bois, William Pene du was born on May 9, 1916 in Nutley, New Jersey, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, Miss Barstow's School, New York City. Student, Lycée Hoche, Versailles. Student, Lycée de Nice, France.


    • The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965
    • Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, THE LAST LION trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman.
    • The 21 Balloons
    • Professor William Waterman Sherman, a disillusioned schoolteacher, sails in a great balloon over the pacific, lands on the island of Krakaloa and witnesses a stupendous explosion in that island blows up.


    Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.


    • Son of Guy Pene and Florence (Sherman) duB. Married Willa Kim; 1955.
    • father: Guy Pene Bois
    • mother: Florence (Sherman) Bois
    • spouse: Willa Kim
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    Died February 5, 1993
    (aged 76)