Saturday, February 16, 2008

Leonard Weisgard

Leonard Weisgard
American illustrator
born 1916 New Haven, Connecticut; died 2000 Denmark

Leonard Weisgard illustrated more than 200 children's books, and was a Caldecott winner for The Little Island. Several websites are devoted to Weisgard, including this biographical site.

This book, The Big Big Book of Nursery Tales was published by Grosset and Dunlap in 1954. Author of the work, Evelyn Andreas, was credited only on the title page. It was Weisgard's artwork that was the selling point of the book.

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