Tudor, Tasha.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-08-28
Death 2008-06-18
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Tasha Tudor was born August 28, 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally named Starling Burgess, she later legally changed her name to Tasha Tudor. She studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and published her first book for children, Pumpkin Moonshine, the story of a little girl who brings home the largest pumpkin, in 1938. During her long and prolific career, Tasha Tudor has illustrated dozens of books, including many that she wrote along with some written by her former husband Thomas Leighton McCready and others written by their daughter Efner Tudor Holmes. Tasha Tudor has become well known for her "soft watercolors" and "flowery prose" that "evoke" the "ideals, beauty and sentimentality of a bygone era." Critics have praised her illustrations for such classic works as Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1962) and The Little Princess (1963) noting that she "has seen deeper into the characters than many of her predecessors." Critics have also lauded her picture books for their "deep appreciation for family life, animals, [and] nature" and how they "reflect charm, excellence, and tranquility." Tasha Tudor has received many awards including Caldecott Honor citations for Mother Goose: Seventy-Seven Verses with Pictures (1944) in 1945 and 1 Is One (1956) in 1957. Tasha Tudor also received the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association in 1971 for her contributions to children's literature. Biographical source: Something About the Author, vol. 69, pp. 195-199.

From the description of Tasha Tudor Papers circa 1945-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 436621873

American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor citataions for Mother Goose: Seventy-seven verses with pictures in 1945 and 1 is one in 1957.

From the description of Book of fairy tales : production material, [1961]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451520

American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor citations for Mother Goose: Seventy-seven verses with pictures in 1945 and 1 is one in 1957.

From the description of Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen : production material, [1945?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443842

From the description of The Lord will love thee : production material, [1959?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451518

From the description of Pekin White : production material, [1955?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494670

From the description of Biggity Bantam : production material, [1954?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494669

From the description of The secret garden : production material, [1962?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451519

From the description of Adventures of a beagle : production material, [1959?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443840

From the description of Increase Rabbit ; production material, [1958?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680662

From the description of Edgar Allan Crow : production material, 1953. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680661

From the description of Papers, 1945-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406095

From the description of Mr. Stubbs : production material, [1956?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406096

From the description of A round dozen : stories : production material, [1963?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406097

Author and illustrator of children's literature.

From the description of Tasha Tudor papers, 1978-1988. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 41434202

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Subjects:

  • Chickens--Juvenile fiction
  • Orphans--Fiction
  • Farm life--Fiction
  • Pets--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's stories, Danish--Translations into English
  • Fairy tales
  • Dogs--Juvenile fiction
  • Dogs--Fiction
  • Cats--Fiction
  • Bible stories, English--O.T
  • Short stories
  • Orphans--Juvenile fiction
  • Folklore
  • Pets--Fiction
  • Gardens--Juvenile fiction
  • People with disabilities--Fiction
  • Ducks--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Crows--Juvenile fiction
  • Bible stories--O.T
  • Children's stories, American
  • Rabbits--Fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Crows--Fiction
  • Farm life--Juvenile fiction
  • Rabbits--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature, Australian--20th century
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Ducks--Fiction
  • Gardens--Fiction
  • Chickens--Fiction

Occupations:

  • Illustrator

Places:

  • Yorkshire (England) (as recorded)
  • Denmark (as recorded)