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Childrens Book Illustrator Marcia Brown Dies

Marcia Brown will be remembered for her outstanding contribution to the children’s book industry. The illustrator won the Caldecott Medal three times for her illustrations, which included: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1955); Once a Mouse (1962); and, Shadow (1983). She was one of only two artists to receive the Caldecott Medal three times. 

Brown used many different styles and media, including woodcuts, collage, pen-and-ink drawings, watercolors, and gouache. The illustrator previously was honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for contributions to children’s literature. Other notable works include The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Puss in Boots, and Stone Soup. 

Left to right: Once a Mouse…(ALA); Shadow (Simon & Schuster); The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Blogspot); Stone Soup (Google Books); Cinderella (ALA).