Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Remembering Leo Dillon
Leo Dillon passed away on May 26. He was 89. Along with his wife, Diane, Dillon illustrated a great number of children's books. Two of their titles won Caldecott Medals. I heard the news on Monday on Facebook from an illustrator. When I went looking for an obituary, I found nothing aside from a tribute on the Tor site. Tor is a speculative fiction publisher and it seems that the Dillons also did a great deal of work in the world of fantasy illustration.
Some of the Dillons' books in our collection are these, which were written and illustrated by the pair:
Jazz on a Saturday Night (contains a musical CD). [JP DIL]
Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose. [JP DIL]
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! [JP DIL]
Click here for the transcript to a student interview that was conducted in 2003.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 9:00 AM