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Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Kevin Henkes
Place Of Birth
Racine, USA
62 years old
Birth Date
November 27 1960

Kevin Henkes Facts

Child Star?
Novelist, Illustrator
Education & Qualifications
University of Wisconsin
Net Worth
Current Partner
Laura Dronzek
Clara Henkes, William Henkes
Bernard Henkes, Beatrice Henkes

About Kevin Henkes

On November 27, 1960, Kevin Henkes was born in Racine, Wisconsin in the United States.

Kevin Henkes never imagined himself as a writer until his final year of secondary education after one of his instructors pushed him to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. Children's books allowed him to blend his intellectual and artistic talents.

Kevin writes and publishes children's story books with a mouse as the lead characters in many of them. Henkes also writes fiction for kids in the middle grades. Throughout his first year on campus, Henkes authored his first work. The book's premise is a child's description of the delights of occasional isolation, and this is a recurring theme in several of Henkes' later works. Many of Henkes' themes are motivated by his relatives and locality. Henkes has written and produced more than widely regarded storybooks and early learners' books throughout his career.

Kevin Henkes Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Kevin Henkes' net worth?

Kevin has a net worth of $3 million.

How much does Kevin Henkes earn per year?

No information is available about Kevin Henkes' annual earnings.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kevin Henkes?

The actual height of Kevin Henkes is not available.

How old is Kevin Henkes?

As of 2022, Kelvin Henkes is 61 years old.

Childhood And Education

Kevin Henkes was raised in the city of Racine in the state of Wisconsin. Kevin Henkes graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public grant research institution, and Kevin graduated before his rise to fame. Kevin's parents are Bernard Henkes and Beatrice Henkes. There is not much information available about his family life.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kevin Henkes' partner?

Kevin Henkes is married to Laura Dronzek, an artist, and the couple has two children. Kevin and his two children reside in Madison as of 2022. Dronzek creates spray painting images, while Henkes crafts the tale. Dronzek's parents are artists as well.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

'All Alone', Henkes' famous novel, was released by Greenwillow Books in 1981. Among them were 'Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse' and 'Chrysanthemum'. Around 1994, Henkes was nominated as a finalist for the Caldecott award, one of the most prestigious American Library Association awards, for 'Owen', one of his mouse novels. 'Olive's Ocean' won a Newbery award runner-up in 2004. The next year, he received the Caldecott award for the picture book 'First Full Moon', recognized as the year's best children's book. As of 2022, Greenwillow Novels has published all of his picture books.

What awards has Kevin Henkes won?

In 2013, illustrator Henkes won his first Phoenix awards for children's book 'Owen'.

Other Interesting Kevin Henkes Facts And Trivia

  • Kevin's books 'The Year Of Billy Miller' and 'Olive's Ocean' won the honor for the Newbery Medal Honor Books in 2004 and 2014, respectively, and made him famous.

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