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Wanda Gag: Storybook Artist

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Famous for her elegantly written and whimsically illustrated children’s books Millions of Cats, The Funny Thing, Snippy and Snappy, and Tales from Grimm, Wanda Gág (1893–1946) lived a life not unlike that of the characters in the German fairy tales that her grandparents told her as a girl.

In a new biography for young readers, award-winning author Gwenyth Swain brings the v
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 15th 2005 by Borealis Books (first published 2005)
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A decent overview of Gag's life and the important part of her story. Also, the first official verification that this author did indeed board with my family (the Roigers) while teaching near Springfield. More research is needed to find out exactly who that was!
I loved this. (Super cute hairdo on the cover, too!). Wonderful story of the writer/illustrator of one of my favorite children's books ever, Millions of Cats. It led me to some of the other picture books, wish I had known those earlier! Always nice to know that the great skills of a young girl also got her through her adult life; complete with true love and a farm house full of family (sibs) and gallery showings in New York. I'm thankful for this snapshot, will continue to read more about her.
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