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Alice Dalgliesh

Alice Dalgliesh is described as  "a pioneer in the field of children's historical fiction". We have two books by her that also happened to be illustrated by Helen Sewell, and that we cherish.

 which we read every Thanksgiving along with a few other favorites. The illustrations add to the atmosphere of the book. The color palette is intriguingly soothing.


and The Bears on Hemlock Mountain,

Hemlock Mountain is a real mountain. It lies at mile 29.5 of the 42.4 mile Black Forest Trail in northern Pennsylvania.

 This is the story of Jonathan, a boy with a large extended family,

  who has to gather courage to cross through the mountain
 to fetch a big cauldron for his mom
 who is busy cooking for all the members who are visiting.
The story has some autobiographical elements.

Other of her titles have been illustrated by masters of the size of Leo Politi, Leonard Weisgard, and even one, The Little Wooden Farmer, by Anita Lobel.

I had not noticed this until recently, but the greatest authors come accompanied by the best illustrators.

1 In Your Words:

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes says:
at: July 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM said...

I love Alice Dalgliesh, too. So many great books. :o)

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