Marcia Brown Has Died

By Dianna Dilworth 

onceamouseChildren’s Book author Marcia Brown has died. The Caldecott winning author and illustrator was 96 years old.

The New York Times reported that Brown died on April 28 at her home in Laguna Hills, CA.

Brown was the author and illustrator behind dozens of story books, which included original stories, as well as adaptations of classic folk tales and fairy tales. Her award-winning work includes: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper; Once a Mouse; Stone Soup and Shadow, among many others.

Here is more from The NY Times:

As an illustrator, she employed a diverse range of styles and media, including woodcuts, collage, pen-and-ink drawings, watercolors and gouache. In “Shadow,” for instance, she invoked the haunting African landscape of the Cendrars poem through richly layered collages of paper, paint and print. Reviewing the work, The Washington Post called it “a highly original and exciting picture book.”