Lent, Blair

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1930-01-22
Death 2009-01-27
Americans

Biographical notes:

Blair Lent was born January 22, 1930 in Boston Massachusetts. He graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts School of Art in 1953 and later studied art in Switzerland and Italy. In the 1950s, he worked as an assistant art director and creative designer and in the 1960s began illustrating and writing children's books. Many of his ideas for books and illustrations come from the folklore of Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, and his own travel experiences. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1973 for The Funny Little Woman, a Caldecott Honor for Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky in 1969; he also received Caldecott Honors for The Angry Moon (1971) and The Wave (1965). Blair Lent works in a variety of media including cardboard cuts, pen and ink and wash drawings, and acrylic painting, His attention to detail and sense of place are evident in his works. Blair Lent has continued to write and illustrate children's books throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

From the guide to the Blair Lent Papers, 1964-1979, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Medal, 1973; Caldecott Honor, 1965, 1969, and 1971.

From the description of Papers, 1964-1979. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490226

American author and illustrator of children's books.

From the description of Baba Yaga : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490248

From the description of Oasis of the stars : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437629

From the description of Pistachio : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437630

From the description of The telephone : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424602

From the description of The funny little woman : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490250

From the description of Bear teeth for courage : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490228

From the description of Why the sun and the moon live in the sky : an African folktale : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490254

From the description of Durr reader grade 5 : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490261

From the description of The angry moon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437615

From the description of Favorite fairy tales told in India : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686000

From the description of The miracle of the talking jungle : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686010

From the description of I stood upon a mountain : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686001

From the description of The wave : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402563

From the description of The Christmas sky : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402542

From the description of From King Boggen's Hall to nothing-at-all : a collection of improbable houses and unusual places found in traditional rhymes and limericks : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402561

From the description of Tikki Tikki Tembo : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402543

From the description of John Tabor's ride : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402562

From the description of The little match girl : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490252

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Subjects:

  • Indians of North America--Folklore
  • Whales--Juvenile fiction
  • Quakers--Fiction
  • Whales--Fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Children's literature, American
  • Creation
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Cows--Juvenile fiction
  • Christmas
  • Mother Goose
  • Birds--Juvenile fiction
  • Christmas--Juvenile literature
  • Parrots--Juvenile fiction
  • Delaware Indians--Juvenile fiction
  • Astronomy in the Bible--Juvenile literature
  • Tlingit Indians--Folklore
  • Quakers--Juvenile fiction
  • Parrots--Fiction
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Sea stories
  • Dwellings--Poetry
  • Folklore
  • Tales
  • Readers
  • Birds--Fiction
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Deserts--Fiction
  • Tsunamis--Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Circus--Fiction
  • Delaware Indians--Fiction
  • Cows--Fiction
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Fairy tales
  • Baba Yaga (Legendary character)--Legends
  • Astronomy in the Bible
  • Deserts--Juvenile fiction
  • Creation--Juvenile literature
  • Circus--Juvenile fiction

Occupations:

  • Illustrator

Places:

  • Moon (as recorded)
  • Russia (Federation) (as recorded)
  • Star of Bethlehem (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Sun (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Nigeria (as recorded)
  • Burlington (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)