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Sandra Boynton was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boynton's parents became Quakers when she was two years old. From kindergarten through 12th grade, she and her sisters attended Germantown Friends School, where their father taught English and was Head of the Upper School. She went on to Yale, entering in 1970 for her second year of college. She spent the second semester of her junior year studying in Paris through Wesleyan University's program. At Yale, she majored in English. Boynton intended to become a theater director. For graduate studies in drama, she attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year, then transferred to the Yale School of Drama D.F.A. program, but she did not complete the program. With the birth of her first child in 1979, Boynton postponed indefinitely a career in the theater. Boynton began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Her designs were at the forefront of the Alternative Cards commercial movement that began in the mid-1970s. According to RPG co-founder and president Mike Keiser, over 200 million copies of Boynton's distinctive humorous cards featuring an assortment of unnamed cartoon animal characters, spare layout, and droll messages sold between 1973 and 1995. Since the 1977 release of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has published many children's books, as well as several illustrated humor books for the general market. Her books are most typically for very young children, offered in the laminated paperboard format known as board books. Five of her books have been New York Times best sellers: Chocolate: The Consuming Passion; Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs; Yay, You!; Consider Love; and Philadelphia Chickens, which reached the number one position on the list, and was on the list for nearly a year. Two of her books are Publisher's Weekly bestsellers, Dinosaur Dance!, and Eek! Halloween!. Three of Boynton's books are on the Publishers Weekly All-Time Bestselling Children's Books list. More than 30 million copies of her books have been sold. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Moo, Baa, La La La! 3,258 copie, 47 recensioni
The Going to Bed Book 3,030 copie, 41 recensioni
Barnyard Dance! 2,416 copie, 33 recensioni
But Not the Hippopotamus 1,751 copie, 28 recensioni
Blue Hat, Green Hat 1,715 copie, 21 recensioni
Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book 1,478 copie, 16 recensioni
Pajama Time! 1,422 copie, 20 recensioni
Snuggle Puppy: A Little Love Song 1,296 copie, 9 recensioni
Opposites 1,185 copie, 15 recensioni
Belly Button Book 1,141 copie, 12 recensioni
A to Z 1,126 copie, 16 recensioni
Hippos Go Berserk! 1,092 copie, 27 recensioni
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! 993 copie, 11 recensioni
Philadelphia Chickens 960 copie, 8 recensioni
Horns to Toes and in Between 914 copie, 10 recensioni
One, Two, Three! 724 copie, 9 recensioni
Birthday Monsters! 597 copie, 10 recensioni
Hey! Wake Up! 588 copie, 7 recensioni
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion 558 copie, 15 recensioni
Rhinoceros Tap 503 copie, 2 recensioni
Yay, You! Moving Up and Moving On 468 copie, 16 recensioni
Your Personal Penguin 452 copie, 4 recensioni
What's Wrong, Little Pookie? 418 copie, 7 recensioni
Dog Train (Autore) 416 copie, 3 recensioni
Fifteen Animals! 385 copie, 12 recensioni
Are You a Cow? (Boynton on Board) 380 copie, 6 recensioni
Let's Dance, Little Pookie 334 copie, 3 recensioni
Spooky Pookie 286 copie
Perfect Piggies! 209 copie, 5 recensioni
Eek! Halloween! 198 copie, 4 recensioni
Bob and 6 more Christmas Stories 195 copie, 3 recensioni
Dinosaur's Binkit 178 copie, 4 recensioni
Consider Love 160 copie, 6 recensioni
Little Pookie 158 copie
But Not the Armadillo 139 copie, 2 recensioni
Dinosnores (Boynton on Board) 125 copie, 2 recensioni
Christmas Parade 113 copie, 1 recensione
Christmastime 101 copie, 1 recensione
Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down 95 copie, 4 recensioni
The Bunny Rabbit Show! 92 copie, 1 recensione
Bath Time! 67 copie, 1 recensione
Chloe and Maude 56 copie, 1 recensione
Your Nose! (Boynton on Board) 53 copie, 2 recensioni
The Compleat Turkey 52 copie, 2 recensioni
Good Night, Good Night 48 copie, 2 recensioni
Barnyard Bath 46 copie
Here, George! 36 copie, 1 recensione
Moo Cow Book 28 copie, 1 recensione
One Shoe Blues 26 copie, 2 recensioni
Hester in the Wild 23 copie, 1 recensione
My Puppy Book 19 copie
If at First 18 copie, 1 recensione
Mom's Family Calendar 2008 3 copie, 1 recensione
The Heart of Cool (Illustratore, alcune edizioni) 37 copie, 1 recensione
Story of Grump and Pout (Illustratore, alcune edizioni) 21 copie
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Sandra Keith Boynton was born to a "casually Quaker family" in New Jersey and grew up in Philadelphia. She started writing at an early age. She attended the Germantown Friends School, where her father taught English and was head of the Upper School. She went to Yale and majored in English. In 1973, needing a summer job after her junior year, she designed gift cards and Christmas cards, had them privately printed, and made the rounds of East Coast stores selling them. She continued to design and sell cards during graduate school in drama at the University of California Berkeley and Yale, and signed up with a Chicago-based company called Recycled Paper Greetings. In 1972, she married Jamie McEwan, an Olympic bronze medalist in whitewater canoe slalom, and moved with him to a farm in the foothills of the Berkshires. The couple had four children and wrote two books together: The Story of Grump and Pout (1983) and The Heart of Cool (2001). Over the past 30 years, Sandra Boynton has designed about 4,000 to 6,000 greeting cards, nearly all published by Recycled Paper. The company sold 50 to 80 million Boynton cards per year in the peak years of the 1980s. In addiition, she has produced designs for items as diverse as aprons, baby clothes, balloons, baseball caps, bed sheets, buttons, boxer shorts, calendars, date books, gift wrap, magnets, mugs, notepads, posters, Post-it notes, puppets, puzzles, rubber stamps, stickers, sweaters, t-shirts, ties, towels, and wallpaper. She has written and illustrated books for children as well as for adults, including Chocolate: The Consuming Passion (1982).
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