Friday, May 2, 2008

Maud and Miska Petersham

Maud and Miska Petersham
Miska Petersham born in Hungary 1888 - died in U.S. 1960
Maud Fuller Petersham born 1890 - died 1971

The husband and wife art team of Maud and Miska Petersham won a Caldecott Medal in 1946 for The Rooster Crows. They illustrated nearly 100 books, both for other authors and written by themselves.

The Billy Bang Book by Mabel Gunnip La Rue was published in 1929 by MacMillan as a school reader. The two-color illustrations of anthropomorphic animals and their friendship with a little boy are done in a beautiful 1920s style.

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1 comment:

jaden said...

We are re-printing the Petersham's "The Christ Child", originally published in 1931. Thought you might be interested.