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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Jonathan grew up in Pennsylvania where he enjoyed, among many things, hiking, bird watching, and drawing the landscape. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Messiah College he moved to New York City in 2003 to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts. He received his first job illustrating for children's literature when hired by Cricket in 2004. Since then, he's worked for numerous publishers and his illustrations and writing have received widespread recognition. Jonathan currently lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan's clients include The New York Times, Cricket Magazine, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Henry Holt, Bloomsbury, Houghton Mifflin, Penguin, Sterling and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His first two authored picture books, At Night and Building Our House, won prestigious Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Award for writing. His illustrations for The Apple Pie that Papa Baked won the Ezra Jack Keats Award for new talent and Publishers Weekly named him a newcomer to watch.
Jonathan Bean, online portfolio, http://www.jonathanbean.com, accessed 2017 June 6
This collection includes two hand-stenciled envelopes created by Bean to promote his book Real Cowboys by Kate Hoefler and a promotional card for the book.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Items in this colleciton were donated by Jonathan Bean unless otherwise noted.
- Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
- The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.
- Use Restrictions
The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.
Some of the materials in this collection may be too fragile for use without the Curator’s supervision.