Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Storytime by pictures

There are some children's book illustrators who have made magic. 

Tasha Tudor is one of them.

She illustrated nearly 100 books in her lifetime (1915-2008). Hunt her out if you haven't found her already.

My favourite (so far - I haven't happened across them all yet!) is her book 'A Time to Keep', a book of festivals and holidays, with the most delicious illustrations of family rituals and good times. I so want to own this book! I also want to track down the edition of 'The Night before Christmas' by Clement C Moore that she illustrated. I have seen some of the pages from it and it looks beautiful.


  1. I have just read her book, which has some cool pictures of her life on her small homestead, oh so cool, someone told me about it, so I got my library to reserve it for me. Funny enough I have never read her children's books. cheers Marie

  2. Thanks for the recommendation - this would be a lovely book to share the traditions of other people with my wee one. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I agree - she's wonderful. I have several of her books, including Take Joy, a Christmas book she did. I can't find her stuff in the United States too well, sadly.


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