Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Art of Marjorie Flack

I love the illustrations done by Marjorie Flack (1897-1958).
My favorite is of course The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
which I blogged about here:
 Book Recommendation for Spring and and Easter

But that was not the only book she wrote, she also wrote The Boats on the River.
It won the Caldecott Honor Medal in 1947, however she wrote the story for this but did not illustrate it.

Others that she wrote an illustrated are her books of the Scottish Terrier, Angus.
Angus is a spirited curious dog. He is always curiously investigating things which cause him to encounter other animals, have different adventures, and even get lost.
These books are definitly worth a dig at your local library.


She is probably most known for The Story of Ping.
Captain Kangaroo was a huge fan of this story, and often read it on his television program, causing it to become a classic picture book.


Ping is a naughty duck, who lives on the Yangtze River.

I love the illustrations again. These were done by Kurt Wiese and Marjorie wrote the story.

You may have to dig around, but your local library may also carry:

The Restless Robin

as well as


1 comment:

  1. Wow, I've never read Walter the Lazy Mouse or The Restless Robin--going to search those out! Love these posts.