Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Fifties Kind Of Guy

Someone from the child_lit listserv brought a site dedicated to Louis Slobodkin to my attention. (As well as to the attention of everyone else on the listserv.) Take a look at the books this guy illustrated. Though I can't remember reading any of these, I've certainly heard of some of them. Plus for readers of a certain age, the overall look of the books is very familiar. Very fifties and early sixties.

He was a Caldecott winner, by the way. For a James Thurber book, no less.

Be sure to scroll down to the Family Photos. Again, they are so...historic, so from their era.

A great site.


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