Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Wishes


Margot Tomes

Margot Tomes, an artist and an award-winning illustrator, was born on August 10, 1917.  In 1963 she illustrated her first children's book, The Brave Balloon of Benjamin Buckley written by Barbara Wersba.  Margot Tomes illustrated over 60 books during her career.  On June 25, 1991, at the age of 73, she passed away.

Here is just a small sampling of some of the books that Margot Tomes illustrated:
  • I Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge
  • The Teeny, Tiny Witches by Jan Wahl
  • Cecelia and the Blue Mountain Boys by Ellen Harvey Showell
  • Plenty for Three by Liesel Moak Skorpen
  • For Pepita - An Orange Tree by Claire Oleson
  • Landslide! by Veronique Day
  • The Soup Bone by Tony Johnston
  • The Fisherman and His Wife by John Warren Stewig


Jackee said...

Okay, so I had to go and look up the artist. But it was totally worth it! Her illustrations are gorgeous and so detailed. Thank you for sharing about her.

Today is my youngests' first birthday, so I'm glad she shares it with such a talented individual.

Susanne Drazic said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your youngest one! Hope her day was filled with fun.
: )

Stephen Tremp said...

I wanted to be an illustrator way back when. Now my drawing skills have diminished but I'm a writer. SO I guess the universe is balanced out.

Stephen Tremp

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susanne .. that's great that you're highlighting someone's work, who has obviously inspired you.

Happy days to all .. Hilary

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Stephen. Wow, I learned something new about you. Never knew you wanted to be an illustrator way back. Thanks for stopping by and sharing that. Wishing you much success with your book!

Hi Hilary, I try from time to time to share about people's birthdays and their writing/illustrating connections. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow....60 books! That is a lot of books!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


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