Tudor, Tasha.

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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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creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Pekin White : production material, [1955?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Tasha Tudor Papers circa 1945-1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Increase Rabbit ; production material, [1958?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Tasha Tudor papers, 1978-1988. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Biggity Bantam : production material, [1954?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Adventures of a beagle : production material, [1959?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Papers, 1945-1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Smith, Charlotte. Papers of Charlotte Smith, 1961-1996. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. The secret garden : production material, [1962?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Book of fairy tales : production material, [1961]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Schofield, Mary L.,. Mary Schofield papers, 1862-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. A round dozen : stories : production material, [1963?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. The Lord will love thee : production material, [1959?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen : production material, [1945?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Mr. Stubbs : production material, [1956?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tudor, Tasha. Edgar Allan Crow : production material, 1953. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. person
associatedWith Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875 person
associatedWith Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 person
associatedWith Clarke, Sara Klein. person
associatedWith McCready, Thomas Leighton. person
associatedWith Schofield, Mary L., person
associatedWith Smith, Charlotte. person
associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
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Yorkshire (England)
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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
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Birth 1915-08-28

Death 2008-06-18

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