Monday, August 24, 2009


It's Monday, time for Picture Books Past. Wanda Gag (1893-1946), the author-illustrator of numerous books, is best remembered for creating Millions of Cats. Many people consider that book to be one of the most important landmarks of American picture books. Wanda was only in her mid teens when she had to start helping to support her six younger siblings. She used her art talent to make money and to get into art school. She did fine art as well as illustration. Here's a short biography. You can see her home here and start planning your visit to Minnesota. Here's a sort of overview about Wanda. There are good reasons why Million of Cats has sold hundreds of books, thousands of books, over a million books. Shouldn't we read it again and learn from it?

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