Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.
Enjoy reading old tales to my grandchildren that I heard when I was young.
I have seen several versions of the story on TV but I was blown away by the art of Virginia Lee Burton in adapting this Hans Christian Anderson fable.
Along with the story, the illustrations have fascinated me and them for years.
I remember this book from when I was a child - I bought it for my child as a learning experience. There is great meaning behind the story if you look for it.Published 15 months ago by A. Marie Alexander
I sent this as a gift to someone who needed to be reminded of the lesson in the book. Excellent choice.Published 18 months ago by Iris