The Little Fisherman

The Little Fisherman

by Margaret Wise Brown
     
 

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The Little Fisherman is a milestone in the illustrious career of the legendary Dahlov Ipcar. The book, originally published in 1945, was the very first children's book illustrated by the then twenty-eight-year-old artist. The book, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade-long creative run that saw her

Overview

The Little Fisherman is a milestone in the illustrious career of the legendary Dahlov Ipcar. The book, originally published in 1945, was the very first children's book illustrated by the then twenty-eight-year-old artist. The book, with its authentic coastal scenes, helped establish her distinctive style and ignited a four-decade-long creative run that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books, all from a studio overlooking her farm on Georgetown Island, Maine. The fact that Ipcar's first book was also written by Margaret Wise Brown only adds to its importance in the world of children's literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934031148
Publisher:
Islandport Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
38
Sales rank:
522,907
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote more than one hundred children's books, including the beloved classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. She is credited with developing the "here and now" philosophy of writing for children: She believed children would become more engaged in a story when it was about everyday life that they could relate to rather than fantasies or fairy tales. She often wrote at her island home, The Only House, on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Her Caldecott Medal-winning book, The Little Island, was based on her Maine retreat. Her prolific career was cut short at the age of forty-two, when she died from complications following surgery. More than fifty years later, her books, some written under pen names, remain favorites of parents and children alike.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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