Horst Lemke was born June 30, 1922 in Berlin, Germany. He attended the
Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Berlin. His carrer as author and
illustrator of children's books included numerous titles, all self-illustrated.
His illustrations were for German children's book titles, as well as for
English titles translated to German. His awards and honors included runner-up
for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in
1961, and the Federal Merit Cross, first class, from the Republic of West
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