Awards & Winners

Emily Arnold McCully

Date of Birth 01-July-1939
Place of Birth Galesburg
(Knox County, Illinois, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Illustrator, Writer, Author
Emily Arnold McCully is an American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's books. She won the annual Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration in 1993, recognizing Mirette on the High Wire which she also wrote. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1939, but grew up in Garden City, New York. She attended Pembroke College, now a part of Brown University, and earned an M.A. in Art History from Columbia University. At Brown she acted in the inaugural evening of Production Workshop and other plays, co-wrote the annual musical, Brownbrokers, and earned a Phi Beta Kappa key. In 1976, she published a short story in The Massachusetts Review. It was selected for the O'Henry Collection: Best Short Stories of the Year. Two novels followed: A Craving in 1982, and Life Drawing in 1986. In 2012, McCully published Ballerina Swan with Holiday House Books for Young People, written by legendary prima ballerina Allegra Kent. It has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal. As an actor, she performed in Equity productions of Elizabeth Diggs’ Saint Florence at Capital Rep in Albany and The Vineyard Theater in New York City.

Awards by Emily Arnold McCully

Check all the awards nominated and won by Emily Arnold McCully.


Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Book for Younger Children
Honored for : The Escape of Oney Judge

Nominations 2008 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Book for Older Children We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin by Larry Dane Brimner
Jane Addams Chldren's Book Awards for Book for Younger Children The Escape of Oney Judge


Caldecott Medal
Honored for : Mirette on the High Wire

Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal Mirette on the High Wire