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Titre : The Glorious Flight Across the Channel with ...
Éditeur : Viking Press
Date d'édition : 1965
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Good
39,  pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, oblong 11 by 8.5 inches, very good. From the estate of aviation collector Colin H. Kidd and with his embossed sticker. From the DJ: "Alice and Martin Provensen's richly detailed paintings convey this exciting and historic event with wonderful authenticity. Exquisite color tones and shifting perspectives create a convincing sense of air and spae, allowingn every reader to experience the wonder of flight." From Wikipedia: Alice Provensen (1918 August–present) and Martin Provensen (July 10, 1916, Chicago, Illinois, USA–March 27, 1987, Staatsburg, New York, USA) were an American author-illustrator team who created children's books. There was a remarkable similarity to the couple's early histories. Both were born in Chicago, Illinois, and both moved to California when they were twelve. Both received scholarships to the Art Institute of Chicago, and both attended the University of California, though at separate campuses. After college, Alice went to work with Walter Lantz Studio, the creators of Woody Woodpecker, and Martin took work with the rival Walt Disney Studio, where he collaborated on Dumbo, Fantasia, and Pinocchio. The pair met in 1943 when Martin, working as a creator of training films for the American military, was assigned to the Walter Lantz Studio. They were married in 1944 and resettled in Washington, D. C. , where they worked on war-related projects. Following the end of the war, they moved to New York City, where a friend assisted them in finding their first job, illustrating The Fireside Book of Folk Songs. In 1952, Tony the Tiger, designed by Martin, debuted as a Kellogg's mascot. Following that, they illustrated several Little Golden Books such as The Color Kittens, and in 1982, they received the Caldecott Honor Medal for their illustration of A Visit to William Blake's Inn, by Nancy Willard. They were further recognized just two years later, when they received the Caldecott Medal for A Glorious Flight, the story of aviator Louis Blériot, the first man to fly solo across the English Channel. The Provensens have been on the New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times for such classics as Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm and An Owl and Three Pussycats. In all, the couple wrote and illustrated more than 50 books and lived in Dutchess County, New York. N° de réf. du libraire 30219
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