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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tasha Tudor--Children's Illustrator Extraordinaire

This is turning out to be a rather sad month. Yesterday I found out that Vermont illustrator, Tasha Tudor, died last week at the age of 92. Tudor was a free-spirited individual who preferred life as it would have been lived in the 19th century. Her illustrations for dozens of children's books were, to use a cliche that is completely appropriate to her work, perfectly charming.

Take a look at her work as described by an expert on the PBS show, Antiques Roadshow:

Learn more about Tudor by visiting her family website, or borrowing The Private World of Tasha Tudor [B TUD]. We also have a lovely book in our reference section, by William John Hare, Tasha Tudor: The Direction of Her Dreams [R 920 HAR], for you to spend a leisurely afternoon perusing. Borrow a few of her children's books to share with your kids, or look forward to a trip to Vermont to visit her museum (the museum is still in the planning stages).

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