Awards & Winners

Dorothy P. Lathrop

Date of Birth 16-April-1891
Place of Birth Albany
(Albany County, United States of America, New York)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dorothy Lathrop
Profession Illustrator, Author, Writer
Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She was born in Albany, New York. During a prolific career spanning from 1919 to 1967, she used her artistic skills as an illustrator of other authors’ children's fictional literature: more than 38 books were published with her illustrations. Lathrop wrote and illustrated nine children's books and several topical nonfiction books. She was also an accomplished printmaker. Much of her work was devoted to the beauty and importance of animals. Lathrop's career began around 1919, when her first published suite of illustrations appeared in Walter de la Mare's book for children, The Three Mulla-Mulgars. Lathrop developed a friendship with de la Mare, and thereafter illustrated five more of his books for children: Down-Adown-Derry, Crossings, The Dutch Cheese, Mr. Bumps and His Monkey and Bells and Grass. In 1929, Lathrop illustrated Rachel Field's successful children's novel, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, the fictional story of a doll, which won the Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for the best children's novel of the year. In 1931, Lathrop wrote The Fairy Circus, which was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal. In 1938, Lathrop’s illustrations for Animals of the Bible, written by Helen Dean Fish, won her the inaugural Caldecott Medal, awarded for the year's "most distinguished American picture book for children".

Awards by Dorothy P. Lathrop

Check all the awards nominated and won by Dorothy P. Lathrop.


Caldecott Medal
Honored for : Animals of the Bible

Nominations 1938 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal Animals of the Bible


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : The Fairy Circus

Nominations 1932 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal The Fairy Circus