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Claire Huchet Bishop

Claire Huchet Bishop (1899 – 13 March 1993) was a children's writer and librarian, winner of the Newbery Honor for Pancakes-Paris and All Alone and the Josette Frank Award for Twenty and Ten. The Five Chinese Brothers won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959.


  • Life 1
  • Works 2
    • Children's books 2.1
      • Adult books 2.1.1
  • Quotes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Clare Huchet was born in Geneva, Switzerland[1] and grew up in France[2] or Geneva.[3] She attended the Sorbonne and started the first children's library in France.[3] After marrying the American concert pianist Frank Bishop,[1] she moved to the United States, worked for the New York City Public Library, and was an apologist for Roman Catholicism and an opponent[1] of antisemitism.[2]

After residing in New York for 50 years Bishop returned to France and died in Paris in 1993.[1]


Children's books

Adult books

  • 1947 France Alive
  • 1950 All Things Common
  • 1950 Boimondau: A French Community of Work
  • 1971 Jesus and Israel Jules Isaac
  • 1974 How Catholics look at Jews: Inquiries Into Italian, Spanish, and French Teaching Materials


  • "Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians." [4]
  • "Those who marry to escape something usually find something else." [5]


  1. ^ a b c d
  2. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. ^ a b Nancy Larsen biography
  4. ^ Quoteworld
  5. ^ Quoteworld

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