Awards & Winners

William Pène du Bois

Date of Birth 09-May-1916
Place of Birth Nutley
(Essex County, New Jersey)
Nationality United States of America, France
Also know as William Pene du Bois, William P. du Bois
Profession Writer, Illustrator
William Pène du Bois was an American author and illustrator of books for young readers. He is best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by The Viking Press. He was a winner of the Newbery Award, and twice was runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. From 1953 to 1960, he was art editor of The Paris Review, working alongside founder and editor George Plimpton.

Awards by William Pène du Bois

Check all the awards nominated and won by William Pène du Bois.


Caldecott Medal
Honored for : Lion

Nominations 1957 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal Lion


Caldecott Medal
Honored for : Bear Party

Nominations 1952 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal Bear Party


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : The Twenty-One Balloons

Nominations 1948 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal The Twenty-One Balloons