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Simms Taback

CITY OF BIRTH

Bronx

STATE/PROVIDENCE OF BIRTH

New York

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

United States of America

Simms Taback grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Cooper Union. He has illustrated many children's books, including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and Great Big Book of Spacy, Snakey, Buggy Riddles (both written by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg). Taback won the Caldecott Honor Award Medal and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. He was born on Feb. 3, 1932 in the Bronx, New York, and died on December 25, 2011, in Ventura, California.

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