Gail Haley

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Gail E. Haley (born 1939) is an American author and illustrator. She has won the annual awards for children's book illustration from both the American and British librarians, for two different picture books. She won the 1971 Caldecott Medal for A Story a Story (Atheneum Books, 1970), which she retold from an African folk tale, and the 1976 Kate Greenaway Medal for The Post Office Cat, her own ... more »

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  • Children who are not spoken to by live and responsive adults will not learn to speak properly. Children who are not answered will stop asking questions. They will become incurious. And children who ar...
    Gail Haley (20th century). Quoted in The New Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease (1985).
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