When the Sky is Like Lace

Barbara Cooney

Biography

Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) was a renowned children’s book author and illustrator who published more than a hundred books during her illustrious career. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she lived much of her life in Maine, and focused often on the culture and landscape of that state. A two-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, she was the recipient of countless other honors and distinctions.