Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art

Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art




Berta and Elmer Hader were incredibly talented. They married in 1919 and together forged a fifty-year-long artistic career that was to produce thousands of pieces of art, scores of children's books, and hundreds of paintings and sketches. They enjoyed winning a Caldecott award, international acclaim, and a huge following of happy children.

They made youngsters happy not just with their own books but in other ways as well, for example, in their connection with the Wilder family. Without Berta there may never have been a Little House on the Prairie series. Without Elmer, the iconic dust jacket for Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath would not have been.

The book showcases each decade of their lives, talents and accomplishments. The rich experience of Berta and Elmer Hader is presented with 285 images, 23 photographs, 20 pages of text, a glossary, notes bibliography and index. It is in full color on quality paper and printed in the USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989108706
Publisher: Joyful Productions
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Joy Hoerner Rich is Berta and Elmer's niece. She has many wonderful memories from time spent with the Haders and was happy to share first-hand stories.

Karen Tolley is the Director of Hader Connection, Ltd.—a perfect position to research the Haders and write the biographical text for Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art.

John Waller is an artist and photographer with a keen eye and years of experience preparing art for publication. He prepared all the images for publication in the book.

Judy Waller is an artist and designer with an expertise honed through years in the field. She designed and composed the book and oversaw its production.

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