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Steven Kellogg

Steven Hartwell Kellogg (born October 26, 1941 in Norwalk, Connecticut) is an American author and illustrator who has created more than 90 children's books. And better known as "Steven Kellogg." On November 12, 2011, Kellogg was given an honorary doctor of humane letters from the University of Findlay in Ohio. All of his original illustrations were donated to the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books at Findlay. The donation was made possible in part by a $350,000 gift by close friend, Anthony Edwards. More than 2700 works of art were included.[1]

Steven Kellogg
Kellogg at the Mazza Museum in 2011
Steven Hartwell Kellogg

(1941-10-26) October 26, 1941 (age 77)
OccupationIllustrator, writer
Spouse(s)Helen Hill (m. 1967)
ChildrenPamela, Melanie, Kimberly, Laurie, Kevin and Colin (adopted)



He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut to Robert E. and Hilma Marie (Johnson) Kellogg. His love of writing and illustrating earned him a place at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Steven Kellogg is also the vice-president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance a national not-for-profit organization that advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.[2]

In 1967, Kellogg married Helen Hill. Two years later, he began illustrating books by other authors, and soon afterwards he began publishing books on his own. He lives in Essex, New York.


Kellogg's works showcase highly detailed pen and ink drawings that are colored to varying degrees. His first book was published in 1967.

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