Monday, June 23, 2008

In Memory of Tasha Tudor

Beloved children's author and illustrator, Tasha Tudor, recently passed away on June 18, 2008. Below is the obituary from Children's Bookshelf (a Publisher's Weekly newsletter):

"Author and illustrator Tasha Tudor died yesterday at the age of 92 in her Marlboro, Vt., home. Her decades-long career in children's publishing began with Pumpkin Moonshine (1938), followed by nearly 100 books. Her most recent title was 2003's Corgiville Christmas (Front Street), part of a series of books featuring anthropomorphic corgis in a small village. Among other awards, Tudor received Caldecott Honors for Mother Goose in 1945 and 1 Is One in 1957. The Tudor family has created a memorial Web site where readers can share memories of her work."For more information about Tasha Tudor and her legacy, see this website:

A sampling of Tudor's work can be found at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Here are a few favorites:

A Time to Keep: the Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays, written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 1996, c1977)

Gorgeous, old-fashioned illustrations make this a favorite for many childhood memories.

Corgiville Fair, written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Little, Brown & Company, 1998)

Chronicles the events of the Corgiville Fair, especially the foul play by Edgar Tomcat in his attempt to win the goat race.

First Poems of Childhood, written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Platt & Munk, 1967)

A new collection of familiar poetry. Includes: The owl and the pussy-cat, Monday's child, Who has seen the wind, and A visit from St. Nicholas.

1 is One, written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Simon & Schuster Young Readers, 2000)

Rhyming verse and pictures introduce the numbers from one to twenty.

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