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Juvenile 811 W694 Vo 1987

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Notes: Alice and Martin Provensen were both born in Chicago, Illinois, and both moved to California at about twelve years of age, where they both attended high school and college. Martin worked in the Story Department at the Disney Studio, and Alice worked in animated films at Walter Lantz’s Studio in Hollywood. Eventually they married, pooling their considerable talents as illustrators and writers. The Provensens began illustrating children’s books in 1946 and have done more than fifty books since. The two worked so closely together that their styles were indistinguishable, producing drawings that captivate with their clarity and delight with their quirkiness. In addition to appearing nine times on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year list, the Provensens won a Caldecott Award and a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.