The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Robert D. San Souci
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Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults. Daniel San Souci was born in San Franciscoin 1948, and grew up across the Bay in Berkeley, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In 1978, Daniel illustrated his first book, The Legend of Scarface, A Blackfeet Indian Tale, which his brother Robert retold. San Souci is especially highly regarded for his detailed portraits of wildlife. He teaches graduate students at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is also a member of the Advisory Board. San Souci has won numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for The Legend of Scarface, NSTA-CBC and American Bookseller awards for North Country Night, which he also wrote, and many others. Over his twenty-year career as an author and illustrator, he has published nearly fifty childrenżs books, including thirteen with his brother, Robert.
 
Published January 1, 1986 by Doubleday, (1986). 32 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The San Souci brothers (The Legend of Scarface have retold the story of Ichabod Crane's last days alive, admiring the lovely Katrina and attending, at her father's home, a party where he hears of the

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This atmospheric retelling of Washington Irving's classic is ably complemented with detail-rich illustrations. Ages 5-9. (July)

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In this Southern Sierra Miwok legend set in the Yosemite Valley, two spirited bear cubs venture beyond their mother's watchful eye and fall asleep on a stone slab.

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