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Children's Literary Salons: Children's Literary Salon: Maud and Miska Petersham: Pioneers in a Golden Age
September 7, 2013
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
In the course of their lives, Maud and Miska Petersham authored/illustrated over 100 books. Today they may be best known for winning the Caldecott in 1946 for The Rooster Crows. Now their story is told for the first time by Lawrence Webster, a librarian and non-profit consultant, who knew the Petershams when she was a child growing up in Woodstock, NY. Under the North Light has received rave reviews and made Books and Culture’s Favorite Books of 2012 list. According to their review it is “loaded with ravishing illustrations, the book is a labor of love, recounting the life and work of Maud and Miska Petersham. If you love children’s books, and the art of illustration, order a copy without delay.”
Join author Lawrence Webster as she discusses the book and the Petersham’s life and work.